Monday, December 22, 2014

American Churches Shifting Views on Homosexuals as Ordained Ministers

By Crystal Shepeards

INDIANA---While it's part of the United Methodist Church doctrine to prohibit self-avowed, practicing homosexuals to be ordained ministers, it is up to individual congregations and their ministers to determine how other leadership positions are filled. Many UMC members disagree with the churches stance on homosexuality. Even Pope Francis has signaled he'd like to be more welcoming to gays in the Catholic church, though traditionalists within the Roman Catholic Church have thus far pushed back against any type of full acceptance. [link]