Tag: gay marriage

Methodist court affirms LGBT legislation

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In February, the United Methodist Church (UMC) voted to keep its traditional marriage stance. Last week, the UMC judicial council affirmed several of the measures which had been approved. The judicial council is the high court of the UMC. From their website, it says that they determine “the constitutionality of acts or proposed acts of the General, Jurisdictional, Central, and Annual Conferences.”

The result of the February vote was that the UMC would not ordain openly LGBT clergy, nor would they perform same-sex wedding ceremonies. This is something which some regions within the UMC were allowing as the American Methodist churches became more progressive.

Popular pastor switches sides on gay marriage

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At 80 years of age, Tony Campolo has been a well known speaker and pastor in Christian circles.

Yesterday, Campolo released a statement where he now affirms same-sex marriage. His more recent public position on the matter had been that it was not sin to be gay, but that it was a sin to act on it.

Gay marriage in the church is a complicated issue. It has become a major political issue in this generation.

My issue with Campolo’s arguments is that I think his reasoning is flawed.