ACTION ALERT: STAND WITH BISHOP MELVIN TALBERT AS HE SEEKS TO PUT JESUS' TEACHINGS AHEAD OF UNJUST CHURCH RULES PROHIBITING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.
Support his call to Methodist pastors to join him in an "act of biblical obedience" by putting Jesus' commandment to love our neighbors ahead of "immoral and unjust" church rules that prohibit same-sex marriage.
In September 1960, a young pastor named Melvin Talbert was arrested and jailed alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for sitting in at a segregated lunch counter. He went on to become a bishop in the United Methodist Church and serve as president of the National Council of Churches.
Fifty years later, Bishop Talbert is under attack again - this time for calling on Methodist pastors to join him in an "act of biblical obedience" by putting Jesus' commandment to love our neighbors ahead of "immoral and unjust" church rules that prohibit same-sex marriage.
Now a group of conservative pastors are accusing him of "advocating anarchy and chaos" and demanding that the Methodist Council of Bishops take action to "hold those who have been disobedient .. accountable for their inflammatory actions."
This story has gotten some media attention, and we've got a chance to show the world how everyday Christians are standing in solidarity with Bishop Talbert as he continues to struggle against the church's discriminatory policies towards LGBT people.
I signed this, im a Christian. Lets forget conserative or radical for a moment..Im a Christian! I (above all else, as a Christian) follow Jesus and Jesus and His teachings..not conservative pastors. Love our neighbors...it seems a simple thing to me! Yea, I signed!!!