Live Show Supplemental

If y’all were listening to yesterday’s live show, you are aware of the letter, from the LGBTQI community to the United Methodist Church.  If the initials are unfamiliar to you, they stand for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex erm…community?

The letter, asking for we are not entirely sure what, can be found at this link.  Below, please find a quote from the letter.

While some of us have been lucky to serve in places where we could serve honestly and openly, there are others in places far more hostile, who continue to serve faithfully even at tremendous cost to themselves, their families, and yes, even the communities they serve, who do not receive the fullness of their pastor’s gifts because a core part must remain hidden.

There are many voices within The United Methodist Church who want us to break up with them. From bishops, Boards of Ordained Ministries, and other leaders, we are told to simply leave. Is leaving home ever that simple? We are United Methodists because there is no other denomination with our unique connectional polity and distinctive Wesleyan spirituality. We are here because God has called us to serve in this denomination, and our souls are fed by the theology in which we’ve been raised.

Soooo……yeah.  I’m still baffled as to what exactly the Methodist Church is supposed to do to make the above segment of their congregation happy.  I have no advice to give, to either side, except to pray, seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and look to the Word of God.  I’m praying for the Methodist Church, and I hope y’all will, too.

 

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