Hubby and I won’t bother with religious organizations that are hostile to our lives as gay men, with respect to the polity of the congregation concerned. That means a gay-agnostic congregational-polity church in a hostile association is better than gay-affirming church in a hostile connectional system. This makes affiliating with a connectional or episcopal church (from the ones available to us locally) almost impossible.
The power plays one sees at these meetings . . . . Heavens!
So, should I be surprised when blogger and ministerial colleague Debra W. Haffner (Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection?) reports that the 2008 General Conference of the United Methodist Church passed a spate of measures “to affirm their teaching that homosexuality was incompatible with God’s teaching”?