The United Methodist Church voted this ironic way on Wed., April 30th:
Approved, 517-416, keeping the statement that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.
Rejected, 574-298, a measure that would have changed the church's definition of marriage to include same-sex unions.
Approved, 544-365, a resolution opposing homophobia and discrimination against lesbians or gays.
So how do you maintain a statement that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching while opposing homophobia, which is what the the statement is: a case of homophobia? Am I missing something?The Anglican communion meets this summer, as do us Presbyterians. I'm sure we'll also send confusing messages. It is what we do best.
Let's see: who was it who called on his followers to simply do this: love one another as I first loved you? Hmmmm...