Methodist General Conference Response from a Queer Pastor
I just wrote this article for “Read the Spirit,” an online magazine. It should come out Monday but I asked if I could release it on the Solus Jesus blog as well. Hopefully this will provide some framework for my UMC friends in the midst of the current tension and grief.
I was the first openly gay pastor in the Vineyard movement — a movement with approximately 2,400 associated churches worldwide — and perhaps in the entirety of the evangelical orbit. I was fired in 2014, and my then-lead…