When Tim Schaefer was sixteen years old he was contemplating suicide. Fortunately someone anonymously telephoned his father, Rev. Frank Schaefer, pastor of the local United Methodist church. The caller told him about his son’s state of mind and added that Tim was gay and worried that his parents would reject him.
Proponents of gay marriage often claim that denominations embracing same-sex marriage will attract new members and counteract declines in membership. However, a quick glance at the membership figures of outspoken pro-gay UMC churches show just how wrong they are.
A renegade United Methodist pastor is held accountable for his covenant-breaking defiance of the United Methodist Church’s biblical policies on sexual morality.
Washington, DC- Today, bishops of the United Methodist Church (UMC) publicly rebuked a retired colleague who recently conducted a same-sex marriage celebration in Alabama.
The United Methodist Council of Bishops has formally rebuked and called for formal charges against radical retired Bishop Mel Talbert for his flaunting the denomination’s connectional covenant by invading a younger, faithful, active bishop’s territory to perform a same-sex union service.
Brian McLaren, an emerging church figure and Evangelical Left activist, made a special appearance in the metro-DC area last Saturday to promote his new book entitled, Why did Moses, Jesus, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road, Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World. McLaren was Immanuel Presbyterian church’s featured speaker at their Theologian-in-Training lecture, which was open […]
Pope Francis’ recent comments may have earned him an unlikely fan, President Barack Obama. But could the Pope’s approach enable Obama to one day see the light on abortion and same-sex marriage?
While the unofficial United Methodist gay caucus barred IRD from observing its secret workshops, some of their radicalism is coming to light.
“We’re here. And we’re not queer,” pronounced host Christopher Doyle on Monday night as he introduced the First Annual Ex-Gay Awareness Reception in Washington D.C. Held during “Ex-Gay Pride Month,” the reception is just one example of a growing groundswell movement of faith-based former homosexuals publicly standing up for their rights against harsh criticism and […]
Debra Wallace Padgett, Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, has released an updated version of her statement responding to retired Bishop Mel Talbert’s announced publicity stunt of performing a same-sex blessing in her territory in open defiance of church law.