Tag: homosexuality

Dec 08

The fear of coming out in The #UMC

The fear of coming out in The #UMC. Powerful witness! I have see friends leave because our UMC, my UMC, is not the UMC that they feel would be John Wesley’s UMC. As a member of RMN and as a member of SPECTRUM at Drew Theo School I feel for my friends and dear loved …

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Jun 16

How the Holy Spirit Made Me an Accessory to 1000 Hate Crimes ( and How I Hope to Clear Our Names) by Guest Blogger Chris Jorgensen

My thanks go to my classmate Chris Jorgensen for allowing me to share her words and to the Pastors and staff at Church of the Village for being a voice for those who for too long have had none. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this here. Accessory: In Criminal Law, contributing …

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Mar 10

March 9th, Faithful

Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac A little voice inside my head said, “Don’t look back. You can never look back” Quote from Don Henley , from the song “The Boys of Summer” Those are the words I heard in my head today as a looked at the …

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May 05

Just because it’s expected doesn’t make it hurt any less, diary of a delegate

This post comes to us from Becca Girrell Clark the pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier, Vermont, and a delegate from the New England Conference to General Conference 2012.
[caption id="attachment_332" align="alignleft" width="252"] JoAnn, Annie, and I share communion in the midst of the Body’s brokenness. Photo from the UMNS.[/caption]Earlier this week I tweeted: just because it’s expected doesn’t make it hurt any less.
We– whoever “we” are– did not expect to win any ground on the church’s position about homosexuality this quadrennium. But I’m a believer in the resurrection promise. That sometimes means that I every so often and ever so naively hold on to hope.
I was hopeful

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Aug 25

Memories of RFK

We often ask ourselves and each other why is it important for us to participate in the CROP Walk or the Gay Pride Parade? What can we, as individuals, accomplish when we write letters to the Congress or boycott a product made by a polluting manufacturer? Is the presence of the Neighbors for Peace at …

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