United Methodists Gut Punch LGBTQ People

A thought experiment in racism shows how

James Finn
Jan 5, 2020 · 7 min read
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Let’s set up a thought experiment in racism

I sat in a pew like the Black members of my childhood church, listening as bigots shouted that I had no right to sit with them as equals.

Here’s that thought experiment

Right this minute, United Methodist leaders are offering blessings and respect to bigots

Conflict consumed the UMC over the summer

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Then on Thursday, the UMC announced a probable schism

Feels like a victory? Here comes that gut punch.

Are you a member of a United Methodist congregation? What can you do to let your leaders know that blessing bigots is unacceptable and unChristian?

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

James Finn

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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