|Protestors surround the altar|
(Credit Sara Ann Swenson 5/3/12)
Today, my Methodist brothers and sisters approached the same topic. However, the debate did not go the same way. The assembly voted down a proposal that would have changed official language in the UMC Book of Discipline that states, "Homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching." The proposed change was language that would agree that Christians can hold different views on this subject and still be faithful.
The debate was called to a close when protestors surrounded the altar, praying and singing. At the same time, we at Iliff were praying and singing in a vigil of our own. My heart is broken for my GLBTQ Methodist friends.
We can only pray.