Ultimately, the UMC did not change its position. As noted here, Mrs. Clinton’s church still adheres to the view that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching. Therefore self-avowed practicing homosexuals are not to be certified as candidates, ordained as ministers, or appointed to serve in The United Methodist Church.”
The separation of church and state notwithstanding, the United Methodists’ deliberations on homosexuality have suddenly become a subject of interest to the U.S. Senate, because the president has nominated Holsinger to be surgeon general. According to ABC, “Doctors who reviewed the paper derided it as prioritizing political ideology over science, and Democratic aides on Capitol Hill say the paper will make his confirmation hearings problematic, if not downright bruising.”
So what did the paper say? ABC’s Web site headlines the article ” ‘Homosexuality Isn’t Natural or Healthy.’ ” It puts these words in quotation marks even though they are not a direct quote. We have read the paper and will link to it as soon as we get done warning you that it contains a lot of discussion (in clinical, not vulgar, terms) of the mechanics of sexual intercourse as well as other, less familiar sexual behaviors. OK, here’s the link.
What Would Methodists Do Without Experts is the title to the article. I merely wonder at the duplicity of The Czarina as she touts her faith and how that faith “got her through” the tough times. What faith? The faith of the UMC or some morphed and secreted faith that allows her to cater to the gay crowds, in direct conflict of her alleged faith, to garner votes for the highest political position in the land.
Just makes me wonder. And you?