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Methodists Nominate 3 Openly Gay Candidates for Bishop

By Emily McFarlan Miller At its quadrennial meeting last month, the United Methodist Church decided not to take up contentious LGBT issues. But that’s not stopping its regional conferences from making decisions on their own. Two U.S. jurisdictions will consider three openly gay candidates for bishop next month. The Rev. Karen Oliveto, the Rev. Frank […]

Recently Read: Call to declare “We Are!” An open letter to the people of The United Methodist Church

An open letter to the people of The United Methodist Church We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer clergy and candidates in the New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. The New York Conference has spoken out for decades against our denomination’s prejudice and exclusion of LGBTQI people. As a conference, we are […]

Reconciling Ministries launches campaign for 2016 General Conference

Chicago, IL — The Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) announced today that they have launched a new advocacy campaign directed toward changing The United Methodist Church’s teachings on the acceptance of GLBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage. The It’s Time campaign is focused around a new web presence which RMN says enables “. . . supporters and allies […]

Virginia Clergy Not to Face Trial; Lost Salary Subsidized by Supporters

United Methodists are sending a message to conferences like Virginia that would seek to deter LGBTQ people from receiving the full ministry of the church: We will support clergy that The UMC attempts to penalize.