Ohio LGBT Methodist clergy join national letter to church

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of central Ohio Methodist ministers has joined other clergy across the country who came out as LGBT in a letter to the church ahead of the denomination’s general conference in Oregon.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1TOzgOm ) reports that the handful of local Methodist leaders are among more than 100 clergy members and candidates who came out in a letter to the church on Monday.

The letter is part of a campaign of the Reconciling Ministries Network, which advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Methodist church.

The church’s Book of Discipline calls homosexuality “incompatible with Christian teaching.”

The Methodist meeting began Tuesday in Portland, Oregon, with discussion and votes on issues related to gay marriage scheduled for next Tuesday.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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