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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop: Anglicans Didn’t “Vote us off island”

February 8, 2016

Episcopalians won’t see changes stemming from requirements put in place by top Anglican bishops, according to the church’s Presiding Bishop.

East Angolan Bishop Gaspar João Domingos

Angolan Bishop Urges UMC to Stand Firm on Homosexuality

February 8, 2016

East Angolan Bishop Gaspar João Domingos affirms the longstanding, biblical position on homosexuality held by the United Methodist Church.

United Methodist bishops in Africa, meeting at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, have issued a Sept. 11 letter outlining new actions to combat poverty on the continent. The bishops that make up the church's African College of Bishops expressed "righteous indignation at the current plight of our continent" and resolved to work with professional, community and nongovernmental organizations and agencies to alleviate poverty in Africa. They view the United Methodist-related university as a vital resource toward that goal. A UMNS photo by Andra Stevens. Photo #080869. Accompanies UMNS story #382. 9/15/08.

Their Silence is Deafening

December 8, 2015

It has been over a month since African UMC bishops issued their public statement addressing terrorism, marriage and family. Not a single U.S. bishop has gone on record publicly in support of it.

Hadley Arkes

Possibilities for Legislative Checks on the Power of the Courts

December 2, 2015

It is crucial to understand that same-sex marriage cannot be allowed to become deeply embedded in law … We should “put something on the table” for restoring marriage again.

Wesley Chapel

Wesley Seminary Students Commemorate “Transgender Day of Remembrance”

November 19, 2015

During the communion liturgy, a Wesley Seminary Professor gave thanks to “O Father and Mother, creator of all things old, new and in transition.”

Caitlyn Jenner Renaming Ceremony

Caitlyn Jenner’s “Renaming” Ceremony

October 5, 2015

Transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner found religion in a re-naming ceremony presided over by a Washington, D.C.-based transgender activist and Baptist pastor.

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A Millennial’s Take on Godly Civil Disobedience

September 29, 2015

Was Kim Davis, a Kentucky clerk who refused to give marriage licenses on the grounds that granting them to gay couples violated her personal faith, in the right?

The audience takes part in an opening prayer at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall, in Detroit, Thursday, June 19, 2014. The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."  (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Guralnick)

Is Theology or Demography Killing the PCUSA?

September 25, 2015

Global Presbyterian denominations continue to distance themselves from the Presbyterian Church (USA) in response to actions of its General Assembly to permit the ordination of practicing homosexuals and to redefine Christian marriage to allow same-sex weddings.

Engaging on Marriage

Engaging the World after the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

September 13, 2015

The moral duty to defend and advance the truth has not changed, nor can we expect that efforts to advance the truth about sex and marriage will be fruitless in persuading people, and perhaps ultimately successful with society at large and the law.

From http://politix.topix.com/story/10365-gop-lawmakers-propose-legalizing-discrimination-against-gay-couples-in-kansas

How Many Gay Marriages?

September 10, 2015

The campaign for “marriage equality” rarely, if ever, considered how many homosexuals wanted to get hitched in the first place.

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The Messy, Meaningful Kentucky Clerk Debacle

September 3, 2015

In this new world that we live, how can government responsibly ensure government employees and officials do their jobs while also accommodating their religious convictions?

BlackTransLivesMatter

Not a Parody: #BlackTransLivesMatter

August 31, 2015

Why truncate and Balkanize a movement, prioritizing who “matters,” just to bring attention to those black lives on the extreme margins of black America while forsaking the overwhelming majority of black lives?