By Good News.
Please be sure to watch the new documentary called “Dividing The United Methodist Church” by Bonnie Erbé, host of PBS’s program “To The Contrary.” It features extensive discussion about the 40-year-old debate within [the United Methodist Church] over marriage and sexuality.
You can fault the United Methodist Church for many things but one thing you cannot fault us for is an unwillingness to discuss this,” the Rev. Rob Renfroe observed in the documentary. Renfroe is the president of Good News and author of The Trouble with the Truth and A Way Through the Wilderness.
In addition to Renfroe, other commentators include traditionalists such as the Revs. Kenneth Livingston, senior pastor of Jones Memorial Church in Houston; and Madeline Carrasco Henners, pastor of First UM Church in Luling, Texas. Progressive clergy include the Revs. Karen Oliveto, senior pastor of Glide Memorial UM Church in San Francisco; Ginger Gaines-Cirelli, senior pastor of Foundry UM Church in Washington DC; and Amanda Miller Garber, founding pastor of Rise in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Watch the documentary: