Recently Read: Candler School of Theology defends honoring anti-gay reverend

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Emory University’s Candler School of Theology is well-known for being accepting of LGBT students and faculty. But plans by the renowned theology school to recognize a well-known United Methodist Church reverend who helped organize an effort to ensure the UMC keep its longstanding stance that homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching” has school administrators on the defensive.

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I told a colleague a few months ago that I believe "The Fight" (over sexual morality) has poisoned every level of our church. If there is a move to restructure the church, everyone makes up their mind on what (they think) effect it will have on The Fight. If a United Methodist clergyman has done extraordinary work for the Kingdom of God, has actually led numerous individuals to first-time commitment to Christ (which so many of our congregations have not done in years) and has been a devoted servant of the church – his entire ministry is judged (labelled and… Read more »


Disgusting and Deplorable! Rev. Dr. H. Eddie Fox is the United Methodist version of Scott Lively, Abiding Truth Ministries.

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