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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.

Dear Readers,

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…

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Emily Swan

Emily Swan

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Co-Author with Ken Wilson of Solus Jesus: A Theology of Resistance, and co-pastor of Blue Ocean Faith Ann Arbor, a progressive, fully-inclusive church. Queer.