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Val Rosenquist

Complaints Filed Against Charlotte Methodist Pastor for Conducting Same-Sex Marriage

April 27, 2016

“They have demonstrated a profound lack of personal integrity, by breaking their own word, and an extreme disrespect for the majority of United Methodists, who do not agree with their actions,” says UMAction Director John Lomperis.

Charlotte Methodist

About That Charlotte Methodist Gay Wedding Church

April 26, 2016

Demographic data paints a picture of a congregation failing to reflect the diversity, growth and youth of the population that surrounds it.

Queerness

Queerness: a Tool for Theological Purification?

April 13, 2016

A Progressive Christian blogger argues that “queerness” is not only compatible with the gospel, but also capable of detoxifying American Christianity.

Incest

Biblically Fighting the Incest Lobby

April 1, 2016

A small but growing pro-incest lobby is making use of the same arguments the gay rights movement used to overthrow traditional marriage.

Religious Liberty Veto

IRD: Georgia Governor’s Religious Liberty Veto Exemplifies Christian Failure

March 29, 2016

“Governor Deal should be ashamed of himself for sacrificing the protection of pastors and faith-based organizations for the sake of approval,” says IRD’s Chelsen Vicari. “This isn’t compassion. It’s cowardice.”

BSA and UUA unite on LGBTQ

Boy Scouts and Unitarian Universalists Reunite

March 29, 2016

The Boy Scouts of America and the Unitarian Universalist Association have officially reestablished ties. They had a falling out in the late 1990s over accepting LGBTQ members.

Gender Ideology

Gender Ideology as a Consequence of Secularism

March 28, 2016

The Christian worldview has its adversary in secularism, and the sexual consequences of that worldview has both severe legal implications and requires a difficult response for anyone being faithful to Christ.

Equal Symbol

We’re All Incest-Phobes Now

February 10, 2016

There is a growing campaign from the legal, academic, and cultural nerve centers of society to push for the legitimization of incestuous relations.

Curry 5

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.