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A layman’s plea on gay issue

By Robert Garrett, Special Contributor… Editor’s note: On Feb. 10, Mr. Garrett gave these remarks in moving that his church, First UMC in Austin, Texas, join the Reconciling Ministries Network. Years from now, no one will remember what we say today. A few, though, may remember what we do. If we are true to ourselves, […]

First UMC Austin joins Reconciling Ministries Network

The First United Methodist Church of Austin, Texas, voted Sunday, Feb. 10, to join the Reconciling Ministries Network, a group actively opposing the denomination’s stance on homosexuality. The UMC’s official position, stated in the Book of Discipline, is that the practice of homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching.” The UMC does not allow “self-avowed practicing homosexuals” to […]