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ACTION ALERT: STAND WITH BISHOP MELVIN TALBERT AS HE SEEKS TO PUT JESUS' TEACHINGS AHEAD OF UNJUST CHURCH RULES PROHIBITING SAM


Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights, religion, humans, ethics )

Beverly
- 822 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
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.



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Beverly M. (91)
Monday September 17, 2012, 3:40 pm
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.

We stand with Bishop Melvin Talbert as he seeks to put Jesus' teachings ahead of unjust church rules prohibiting same-sex marriage. The United Methodist Council of Bishops must reject calls from anti-gay extremists to censure him.
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I signed this petition because even though I am not a Christan (which I stated with my signature) I do believe the one thing we all really do agree with is that we should be guided to love one another, not hate each other, and I firmly support anyone who takes the stand Bishop Talbert has.
 

Vivien Green (153)
Monday September 17, 2012, 5:04 pm
Signed as follows:
"As a Humanist/Atheist I support Bishop Melvin Talbert's stand against unjust church rules prohibiting same-sex marriage."
Thank you Beverly.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Monday September 17, 2012, 6:16 pm
Signed
 

Spirit Spider (86)
Monday September 17, 2012, 7:07 pm
:-)
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 12:22 am
Signed
 

(0)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 4:31 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 6:54 pm
signed
 

Yvonne F. (176)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 11:43 pm
Signed! Thanks Beverly
 

alicia m. (100)
Friday September 28, 2012, 3:22 am
noted, gracias
 
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