33 bishops call for removal of “incompatibility clause” from Methodist Book of Discipline

On January 31, 2011, 33 retired bishops of the United Methodist Church published a letter to their colleagues, calling for the removal of language that  deems “the practice of homosexuality incompatible with Christian teaching” and bars LGBT persons from full participation in the church.

MFSA applauds this effort to move the church towards full inclusion of all people and hopes that this is another “Watershed Moment” in the life of the UMC.  Read our full response on our website. The text of the bishops’ statement is here.

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