Faithful United Methodist Christians who love God and follow Jesus hold differing views concerning same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ clergy.
Despite our differences, we have learned to live together and to love one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, affirming the same historic creeds, attending the same churches, Sunday school classes and Bible studies, and participating side by side in mission and ministry. We are bound together in a Wesleyan understanding of God’s love and grace.
We, the undersigned clergy and laity, believe that it is possible to be faithful United Methodist Christians and to disagree on how we interpret scripture regarding same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ persons.
We join together, determined to forge a pathway through the current impasse by supporting the following affirmations: