Thoughts and Comments

On trial: The United Methodist Church and dissenters
Rev. Dr. Keith D. Ray II


May Justice Like a River
Rev. Wiley B. Cooper, Rev. Dr. Carl D. Evans, Rev. Dr. John D. Evans, Rev. Kenneth W. Prill, and Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Summers, S.C. United Methodist clergy members of Openings, and Julia Prater and Michael W. Haigler, co-chairs of Openings


A Letter to United Methodist Bishop Deborah Keisey
Rev. Karen A. Tompkins


The Sound of Silence
Rev. Dr. Donna Claycomb Sokol


Bishop's Statement on Illinois Marriage Equality Bill
United Methodist Bishop Sally Dyck


The Book of Discipline's Statement on Homosexuality
United Methodist Bishop L. Jonathan Holston et al


How Will We Change Our Minds?
Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell


'Y' so many 'nones'?
Amanda Yanchury


Preaching to the 'Moveable Middle': Bishop Gene Robinson on Marriage Equality and the Election
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge


On Religious Freedom and Referendum 74
United Methodist Bishop Grant Hagiya


Affirmation Letter to the Council of Bishops
Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Concerns


A Little History Lesson for My LGBT Friends
Charlie Smith


Former pastor speaks on homosexuality and the UMC
Emily Cooper


Warm Heart and Social Holiness
Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Summers


Call Me a Heretic
Clayton P. King


Ain't You Tired? To Christians Opposing Marriage Equality
Nicole Plyler Fisk


Bullying and the Church
Leland G. Spencer IV


A Post-Mortem of GC 2012
United Methodist Bishop Robert Hashibata


Posters of the Day
Love Prevails


What a vital church really looks like
Emily Cooper


S.C. needs more like Summers
Harriet Hancock


A Pastoral Letter on the Occasion of the Signing of the Same-Sex Marriage Bill
United Methodist Bishop Grant Hagiya


Bishop Minerva Carcaño Has a Nearly Impossible Job
Mary E. Hunt


License plates a sign of progress
Rev. Thomas A. Summers


Want more people in your church?
Methodists in New Directions


Conversation with Bishop Melvin Talbert, Retired
Rev. Janet Edwards


Dear Speaker Gingrich
Donnie Fowler


A Letter to Queer Youth
Neely Stansell-Simpson


Why an Orthodox Anti-Gay Declaration is Actually Good for the Gays
Jay Michaelson


Who Would Jesus Bully?
Jay Michaelson


New Southern Baptist Curriculum Bashes Gays
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge


End of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ a milestone
Dr. Todd C. Shaw

In Praise of Gay Republicans
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

Mainstream Christians Must Stand Up to the Religious Right
Wayne Besen

Formative Distortion: Does God Really Hate the Gays?
Christopher Donaldson

Why I March
P. K. Weiss

Should we end the ban on gay clergy? Yes
Rev. Thomas A. Summers

If America is a ‘Christian nation,’ where do I fit in?
Rabbi Marc Wilson

Coming Out on a Christian Campus, Then and Now
Ed Madden

Baptists confuse condemnation and compassion
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

An indecent religion
Neal Jones, Tom Summers and Carl Evans

Homosexuality and the Bible
Rev. Wiley B. Cooper



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