Originally Posted by schoolboi
I get so angry and frustrated with news like this.
It depresses me when we have worked so hard to bring change to the church and things only get worse. Thanks Beth for standing up for us all.
I have such a range of reactions to all this. at the moment, I have the sense that the Judicial Council that made the ruling is acting like the Pharisees: "That's the church law; we can't let people go around breaking our laws and not do something about it." Yet, they don't see how damaging the law is to all of God's children.
the same Judicial Council also ruled that it's ok for UMC ministers to deny membership to individuals deemed unworthy, and in this particular case, it was a gay man who was denied membership.