Methodist congregations are leading a push to sanction same-sex weddings, in clear defiance of international church rules.

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    Feb 23, 2014 6:09 AM GMT
    Methodist congregations are leading a push to sanction same-sex weddings, in clear defiance of international church rules.

    http://www.edgeonthenet.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=religion&sc2=news&sc3=&id=155714#rssowlmlink
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    Feb 23, 2014 11:43 AM GMT
    I grew up as Methodist and have become disillusioned with it, partly because it "declares homosexuality incompatible with Christian teaching," let alone sanction gay marriage. Logically, the more denominations that do sanction homosexuality and gay marraige, the more likely states can't legally allow businesses to discriminate for religious reasons. I hope their efforts are successful.
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    Feb 23, 2014 1:18 PM GMT
    Ex-methodist here

    im nomore dependent on priests to approve my sexuality ,Elohim,my god , made me a gay and im happy of the fact ,I don't give a f*ck to pastors !

    today Methodist and Anglicans are equivalent to catholics in money laundering and corruption just like all mainline and evangelical denominations are in reality

    Gay ,Arab ,follower of Jesus and Proud
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    Feb 23, 2014 2:48 PM GMT
    They should shut those churches down. Recognize same sex domestic partnerships in ceremonies of togetherness or some other terminology but NOT marriage. God puts us on earth sometimes with no sibling and sometimes with a sibling/s. We "get" that humans may want to live their adult lives in the same way.

    Have My Brother’s Keeper and My Sister’s Keeper religious ceremonies for same-sex adult unions.
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    Feb 23, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    Zeriel:

    Ex-methodist here.


    StephenOABC:

    Interesting.


    Zeriel:

    im nomore dependent on priests to approve my sexuality ,Elohim,my god , made me a gay and im happy of the fact ,I don't give a f*ck to pastors !


    StephenOABC:

    A community without legitimate priests is a dysfunctional community.


    Zeriel:

    Today Methodist and Anglicans are equivalent to Catholics in money laundering and corruption just like all mainline and evangelical denominations are in reality.


    StephenOABC:

    Is that a fact?


    Zeriel:

    Gay ,Arab ,follower of Jesus and Proud


    StephenOABC:

    Proud follower of Jesus means you're a proud follower of the generals who became emperors who put down the Jewish Revolt

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3674665/

    It's going to be very hard to separate authentic spiritual worship of God from worshiping Caesars Vespasian and Titus.

    There were Emperor Cults. When Julius Caesar, Octavian Augustus, and Vespasian died, they were recognized as divine/holy. We will have to work to see how harmful it is to worship Ancient Roman Emperors. The essence of worshiping Vespasian and Titus is ending the Ancient theocracy of Ancient Israel. St. Paul also speaks against Ancient Israel's Word of God. You're not saved by the Laws of Moses, you're saved by faith in Jesus/Vespasian/Titus.