Group pushing United Methodist Church to fully include LGBTQ community

November 17, 2018   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: , ,


Dozens of people from around the metro area want the United Methodist Church to fully include gay people in their congregations.

Former Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Mark Holland is leading the global campaign for change.

With the elections of Sharice Davids in Kansas, a gay state representative from Lenexa, Kan., and a gay governor elected in Colorado, some say the church needs to recognize that people are more accepting of differences.

The United Methodist Church currently does not allow the ordination or marriage of folks who are lesbians, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or queer.

Those organizing at this church hope to change that when United Methodists meet at a special session in St. Louis in February.

“I think it shows the secular community has moved on from this issue a while back,” said Holland, who is also a United Methodist pastor. “The voting rights act in America passed before the United Methodist Church desegregated.  Women received the vote in 1920, but we didn’t ordain women until 1956. The church has been behind on a lot of social issues with the larger community. I think this is one where a lot of people say the church is still behind and needs to catch up.”

SOURCE: https://fox4kc.com/2018/11/09/group-pushing-united-methodist-church-to-fully-include-lgbtq-community/

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6 Responses to “Group pushing United Methodist Church to fully include LGBTQ community”

  1. Bobby Johnson

    I don’t understand how Holland can be a Methodist preacher if “The United Methodist Church currently does not allow the ORDINATION or marriage of folks who are lesbians, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or queer.”

  2. Jeffrey Rogers

    I feel for the ignorant in these churches that have bowed to IMMORALITY. I do not feel for the leaders of any church that has allowed and pushes for homosexuality, they know that we have a GOD that does not change and does not accept sin. They are leading thier flocks down the road of destruction! I pray that GOD ALMIGHTY reaches these people and shows them the way to Jesus Christ!

  3. Beverly Marlin

    They are welcome in our church. But cannot take a leadership role. Homosexuality is a sin and God says they will not inherit the kingdom of God. So we should lovingly be helping them to not engage in this behavior. We should be following God’s Word and not the world. Why are churches abandoning the Word of our Lord?