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Well, We're Finally Going To Talk About It

At the urging of myself and others, my pastor is hosting four weekly sessions where we can get together and talk about homosexuality and the United Methodist Church.

The material we will be using was published by the Church in 1994 as a result of a commission that had been assembled to study the subject.

A lot has happened since 1994, but much of the problem remains the same. I have been looking through the material, highlighting passages, and making notes in the margins.

I intend to write about it as we go, but I will do so in a way that respects people's privacy.

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In the middle of all this, the church is hosting a "Believe Out Loud" meeting to encourage churches of all denominations to be more welcoming.

One reason all of this is perhaps a little easier to take on now is: our church is dying anyway - we really don't have anything to lose. ;)

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karen_jk
Jan. 29th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
I am so excited to see the sea change happening in the USA. Slowly, slowly...
bonnie_halfelvn
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
This is a very conservative community, yet I've sometimes been surprised by the open-mindedness of older generations.
belluthien
Jan. 29th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
Good! Keep us posted!

OT: Heading to the gym in 20 minutes. Once I'm back, a little later today, I will call you!
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bonnie_halfelvn
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
OK. *hogs*
dreamer_98
Jan. 29th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
Good luck, I hope the talks go well.

I'd be interested to read some of the points brought up in the discussions.
bonnie_halfelvn
Jan. 29th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
I am curious to see what comes up. I hope there are all viewpoints, especially some on the fence, and that the discussion is not monopolized.
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