Beware and Be Aware

To cut through the noise, is to cut through the well-crafted narratives of power that silence those, whom like John the Baptist, have been calling for repentance from the antiqueer, white supremacist, and patriarchal destruction for decades.

In these coming months, beloveds, beware and be aware…

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Rev. M Barclay
UMF Take on the Indy Plan

… More is needed, though, to ensure that potential is realized and to minimize harm in the process of the envisioned realignment of conferences, congregations, clergy, and denominational bodies…

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UMForward
For Freedom We Have Been Set Free

… It is sinfully insufficient to advocate for a modified UMC that is slightly less homophobic, fails to confront white supremacy and institutional racism, and preserves a myriad of other systemic injustices…

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UMForward
Let the Yes Be a Yes

… Anna and Tyler testified to the sacred worth of queer and trans life and love and called out the harm done by the church through pervasive and persistent efforts to prosecute, persecute, and purge queer people from the church…

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UMForward
In Solidarity: An open letter to Asbury Theological Seminary

We urge our fellow Asbury administrative leaders, faculty, current and fellow alumni to repent of this sin and to join us in standing in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ siblings in Christ. 

Further, we ask for the current administration of Asbury Theological Seminary, as well as past presidents, to publicly repent from the harm done against LGBTQ+ people in the United Methodist Church as well as LGBTQ+ students who have attended Asbury in the past and who attend Asbury currently.

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UMForward
Your Discomfort

Some of you straight folk get uncomfortable hearing words like "straight" and "queer," and then don't care for acronyms like "LGBT." Some of you would rather I stopped talking about queerness and sexuality. If that's you, buckle up and keep reading…

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Trust Hilton
Why Liberation Can't Wait

…We ended our time at UMNext singing “I Surrender All.” I felt the weight of this song in a familiar yet newly painful way. The weight of knowing that as people stood there, so many were not willing to surrender much at all. They were not willing to surrender their money, colosseum, and privileges. And yet, they are asking those of us at the margins to surrender our very selves for the sake of their comfort…

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Cameron Overton
From Inclusion To Liberation

UMCNext might have been more inclusive than the status quo, but it already has and will continue to produce exclusions because it is being built for the preservation of power and prestige, not for the sake of embodying the gospel of collective liberation.

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Rev. Tyler Schwaller