Statement of Commitment Testimony

Leslie Penrose Statement of Commitment Testimony CORNET NOTE: Leslie Penrose withdrew as United Methodist clergy in March, 1999. For an update about her and the church she pastors, visit Community of Hope. The Community of Hope is, as of February 2004, in an...

Statement of Commitment Testimony

Susan A. Ross Statement of Commitment Testimony It seems to me that It begins and ends with compassion. Our God is a compassionate, welcoming God. We are called to follow in that way. The UM Book of Discipline says that I, as a UM clergyperson, am to...

Affirming Equality for All in Christian Marriage

There are clergy and laity within the bounds of the Oklahoma Area of the United Methodist Church who support equality in Christian Marriage. I, Jim Gragg, have consented to maintain in strictest confidence a list with the names of persons who wish to be included in...

I’m a UM who supports Equal Rights on same-gende​r marriage

Thank You for the large ad in today’s Tulsa World.  Many, many of us in UMC want a welcome to be real.  We want our sons, daughters, aunts and uncles to have a church home that is HOME for them and us. Please continue to address this inequality in our...

Biblical Obedience A Conversation With Bishop Talbert

 by Rev. Andy Oliver Recently, I took part in a small group discussion with RMN Board member Bishop Talbert to discuss the Biblical Obedience movement. Here is what he had to say: I never intended to lead a movement. As a Bishop, I needed to make some declaratory...