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Ogletree: Change UM church law regarding homosexuality

By Thomas Ogletree, Special Contributor… As a lifelong United Methodist, an ordained elder in the New York Conference, and a scholar specializing in theological and social ethics, I am profoundly grateful for the efforts of Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), their affiliate Methodists in New Directions (MIND), and similar organizations, to foster marriage equality for LGBT […]

Retired UM pastor faces possible church trial for officiating at gay son’s wedding

A new, high-profile episode in the United Methodist Church’s struggle over homosexuality has emerged, with a retired UM pastor and Yale Divinity School dean, the Rev. Thomas Ogletree, facing a possible church trial for presiding at the wedding of his gay son to another man. The UMC’s Book of Discipline forbids clergy from officiating at same-sex […]

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