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Recently the @UMChurch voted to reject its #LGBTQi participants, both lay & clerical.

But the #UMC of Gernany has rejected this vote.

"The UMC in Germany will therefore not follow the chosen way of controlling people in their disposition and imposing stricter penalties."

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"Just as I watched over them to dig up and pull down,
so I will watch over them to build and plant, declares the Lord. "

Jeremiah 31.28

Thus begins the German church's response to the terrible decision made by a simple majority of the delegates at the Special Session.

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Attached are screenshots of the entire powerful statement from the German Conference of the United Mrethodist Church.

Please read them.

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1/ Some days I am still so moved by Mark Twain’s eloquent salute to what constitutes the best in each and every one of us that I must share it, yet again: facebook.com/events/3877842…
2/ Let men label you as they may if you alone of all the nation decide one way, and that way be the right way by your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country, hold up your head for you have nothing to be ashamed of
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3/ It doesn’t matter what the press says. It doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. It doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. Republics are founded on one principle above all else:

facebook.com/events/3877842…
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I’ve been told the same thing that @KamalaHarris has heard, that I’m somehow not “black enough” b/c I married a white woman (& she a white man). I am very fortunate to have been able to marry my best friend & someone that loves me,
w/o reservation.
@douglasemhoff
My wife has been by my side during some dark moments as I struggled thru depression. She’s stood w me when I ran for Congress. When I’ve lacked courage, she’s always there to pick me up. My wife is the best thing that has happened to me. I’m lucky to I get to be her husband ❤️
Thanks to Loving v. Virginia, my interracial marriage is legal. Because of the strength and undying love that Richard & Mildred Loving shared, I have the chance to spend the rest of my life with the best person that I know; a woman who has a heart of gold.
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This month a Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church will meet to consider the church's way forward on what level of #LGBTQ inclusion the global Church will officially adopt into it's Book of Discipline. @UMChurch

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This decision will have social and political ramifications that extend beyond Methodism and Methodists and will rightly be seen as either a validation or a repudiation of Trumpian exclusionary policy and values.

The @UMChurch must get this right.

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Last year The Commission on the Way Forward, a 32 member body appointed to study the issue on behalf of the larger Church, concluded its year long investigation with the release of its final report.

That report was then considered by the church's Council of Bishops.

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I LOVE that #Section377Verdict starts with a quote from Goethe (also Schopenhauer and Stuart Mills but GOETHE): barandbench.com/wp-content/upl…

#loveislove #lovewins
"...the sustenance of identity is filament of life. It is equivalent to authoring one's own life script where freedom broadens everyday. Identity is equivalent to divinity."

#Section377Verdict
"Denial of self-expression is inviting death."

This!!!! This.
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#Section377: Judgment by Supreme Court of India today post 11 am. Second pronouncement in less than five years. #GaySex
#Section377: Full court reference in honour of Justice Bharucha and Justice VA Mohta still in progress.

Judgment will be delivered after that.
#Section377: Full court reference concludes.

Court will re-assemble at 11.30 when the judgment will be pronounced.
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FACT: Suicide is the number one cause of death of all #Utah youth; this is not the case nationally. More alarming, the teen suicide rate in Utah has doubled since 2011. #LGBT #UTpol #LDS #Mormon #BYU
Another Fact: Teen suicide is lower when there is an #LGBTQ supportive environment. #Utah is notorious for its lack of support for and acceptance of the #LGBT community. #LDS #Mormon #UTpol #BYU
Relatedly, studies show that in areas where homosexuality is tolerated, mental health outcomes for #LGBTQ are the same as non-LGBTQ people. Elevated risk of suicide correlates w/ elevated risk of mental illness that is prevalent among LGBTs living in areas hostile to them.
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After reading and mediating on the word today, I keep getting the message thats we’re leaving the eye of the storm. So whatever role He has given us, Make sure your armor is buckled tight. #WWG1WGA #NoFear #LoveWins
Ok maybe not eye. “calm before the storm” is more appropriate.

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A look into the C@ng@. How could this place and the atrocities happening there not be front and center? Mind boggling. Let’s take a look.
Children are put out on the street because they are w!tche$??? How is this possible??@POTUS @realDonaldTrump @therealroseanne @BriEaves1168 @LisaMei62 @IWillRedPillU
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1. THREAD: My brilliant friend Maribel from law school asked me to share her personal story about how Trump’s heartless decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans will affect her husband and her family.
2. Maribel wants people to understand the human consequences of this administration's immigration policy decisions. This horrific decision barely registered given all the other noise. PLEASE help their story break thru so people pay attention. The following are Maribel’s words:
3. “Under Trump, 9,000 Nepalese, 200,000 Salvadorans, 57,000 Hondurans, 45,000 Haitians, and 2,500 Nicaraguans have lost TPS and have been told to get ready to leave the country. And nearly 690,000 DACA holders remain in limbo as their status is decided by the courts.”
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THREAD - there are days I really struggle with my faith. I wonder sometimes if I should even call myself a Christian any more.
The pain that has been caused in the name of God, by the people of God is unthinkable. Harmful. Toxic. Just awful.
Many days, I am humiliated to be lumped in with Evangelicals and others who cause such trauma on behalf of our religion.
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