Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

Pentecost +18 - Year C 

After 40+ years of legislated United Methodist discrimination against gays and lesbians based on a false theology/reality of their lives being incompatible with “Christian teaching”, this section of Jeremiah seems all too real.

There comes a time for anger after all the failed attempts to honor the wideness of G*D’s gifts and calls. Building relationships has not changed hearts, scripture analysis has not changed minds, and inclusive legislation has not changed votes. It needs to be recognized that there is no current balm in the United Methodist Church. More church trials are on their way.

Enough weeping! It is time for targeted anger and moving on. Check out three websites for directed action.

Regarding full disclosure, I am a part of Love Prevails. I especially encourage you to visit the website, engage, and follow through to:

  • Disclose(t) your support of G*D’s gifts and call to LGBTQI people.
  • Divest from financial support of a discriminatory system and reinvest in one of the above.
  • Disrupt wherever possible the thinking and action of all parts of the institutional church that are silent about the current discrimination and thereby aid and abet it.

I also encourage you to like the Love Prevails Facebook page

May the refusal of gifts and call (slaying the spirit) and complicity in LGBTQI suicides (slaying the body) end practically now and legislatively at the next General Conference.

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