Come February 23-26 in St. Louis, a special session is called to resolve the issue that has been dividing the Methodist Church for nearly 40 years.
The statement reads:
Embracing the United Methodist Church’s core religious and humanistic values that all
persons are of sacred worth and equal standing, the 93 United Methodist (NASCUMC) affiliated
colleges/universities and their respective presidents serving over 260,000 students strongly
affirm access and inclusion of all students, faculty, and staff on our campuses regardless of their
race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, or sexual
At such,the NASCUMC therefore called on Methodist leaders to effect this:
We call upon the leaders of the United
Methodist Church at this 2019 Called General Conference to honor the past and current
practices of inclusion by amending their policies and practices to affirm full inclusion in the life
and ministry of the United Methodist Church of all persons regardless of their race, ethnicity,
creed, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression or sexual orientation.
Though currently, the Church leadership has the stand that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching” and at such barred homosexuals from the clergy, some UMC churches have anyway go against this stand point in ordaining clergy men.
This is the time, the Church needs to Watch and Pray for the coming of the Antichrist is here and the glorification of the saints in Christ is closer.