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GC2016 tackling 44-year stance on homosexuality 

The words that bind or hurt: “The United Methodist Church does not condone the practice of homosexuality and considers this practice incompatible with Christian teaching.”

More than 100 pieces of legislation on human sexuality will be considered by the 864 elected delegates.

Global delegates will grapple with full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in every aspect of church life and worship. Many petitions ask the body to “agree to disagree,” while others want the church to uphold biblical guidance on whether homosexuality is a sin or not.

The Philippines Central Conference College of Bishops released a statement calling for the 2016 General Conference to lead the denomination “into a more inclusive and forward-looking future where our differences on issues concerning human sexuality are finally resolved.”

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“Remember” – Bishop Carcaño’s Easter Message 2016 – The California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church

“Remember” – Bishop Carcaño’s Easter Message 2016

Luke 24:1-12

On this day we remember… we remember that on that glorious Sunday the women went to the tomb and found it empty. Angels in dazzling white like lightning appeared to them and said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?”

Our Lord Jesus had been tortured, crucified, had died and been buried. But on that morning as the women went to his grave to anoint his body with aromatic and soothing spices, they found that (more…)