Liberal UMC leaders promise ‘wide variety of resistance tactics’ against Church position on LGBT issues

By The Christian Post

The panel press conference held on the last day of UMC Next, a gathering of about 600 United Methodists held at the Church of the Resurrection of Leawood, Kansas on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. From left to right: Junius Dotson, general secretary of Discipleship Ministries; Adam Hamilton, lead pastor of Church of the Resurrection; DJ del Rosario, pastor of Bothell United Methodist Church in Bothell, Washington; Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli, senior pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church of Washington, D.C.; and Karen G. Prudente of Methodists In New Directions. | Screengrab/

Theologically progressive United Methodist Church clergy and activists have promised a “wide variety of resistance tactics” against the denomination's official opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage.

Church of the Resurrection of Leawood, Kansas, the largest UMC congregation in the United States, hosted a gathering of about 600 pro-LGBT United Methodists called “UMC Next” this week.

At issue was the recent reaffirmation of the UMC Book of Discipline’s position that homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching” and barred same-sex marriages as well as the ordination of noncelibate homosexuals known as the “Traditional Plan.”  

Source:The Christian Post