We are organizing to defeat the upcoming Marriage Amendment in Minnesota.
The “we” in this case are United Methodists.
Knowing that we are a part of a movement grounded in the teachings of Jesus that welcome all to the table of communal grace, we’re organizing.
Eight of us sat at table today to strategize. It was a rollicking conversation, full of gratitude for our theological heritage. As Wesleyans, we look to an ethical framework that considers scripture, reason, tradition and experience. As Wesleyans, we are enjoined to consider the world our parish. As Wesleyans, we celebrate a connection woven through grace and the sure belief that injustice is meant to be challenged by people of faith.
We’re planning gatherings across the state. At those gatherings we’ll worship, share the theological groundings that impel our witness, and learn how to effectively converse with others in order that heart might be shared. And, we’ll serve as a resource for kin in faith across the state who seek to speak for inclusion.
It is blessing to live in the state of Minnesota. We have a heritage of speaking up around justice issues.
It is blessing to be United Methodists. We have a heritage of speaking up around justice issues.
So, stay tuned. And if you are passionate about insuring that those who are blessed by love for another of the same gender ought be accorded the opportunity to celebrate that love in church and state, join in!