Clergy & Lay Statement about GC2019

Clergy & Lay Statement about GC2019

3/18/2019

The following statement was presented at the special New York Annual Conference on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College:

The vote at the United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis caused great harm and spiritual violence to the LGBTQIA+ community. The New York Annual Conference grieves this hurt. We pledge to continue to affirm the lives, ministries, and families of our LGBTQIA+ siblings. We pledge to continue to love and serve all people.

We are the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

We believe…

Love is love
All persons are of sacred worth
Black Lives Matter
Climate Change is real
No human being is illegal
All genders are whole, holy, and in the image of God
Women's rights are human rights
Colonialism is white supremacy in action
To devalue one person is to devalue all people

We affirm the truth as written by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
We are the New York Annual Conference.
We are working towards God’s justice.
We will only get there if we work towards it together.

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