Fossil Free UMC response to the Commission on a Way Forward

Fossil Free UMC response to the Commission on a Way Forward

We believe that care of God’s creation includes caring for all of God’s people. In 2009 the Bishops’ Call to Hope and Action stated “We cannot help the world until we change our way of being in it.” This is true for our ways of being with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) children of God.  We call the church to affirm the breadth and depth of the ways in which our LGBTQ siblings reflect God’s image. Inspired by the 1972 statement that began the first General Conference conversations about LGBTQ United Methodists, we believe that LGBTQ people, no less than others, are persons of sacred worth.