A theologically liberal United Methodist congregation in Ohio is hosting a pro-LGBT event later this month, having sponsored a similar event in the past.
Summit on 16th United Methodist Church, a Columbus-based congregation that belongs to the LGBT activist group Reconciling Ministries Network, will host the “Come Out, Come Out” event on Oct. 26.
“Summit on 16th UMC is proud to present another year of “COME OUT, COME OUT!” as we celebrate coming out day and allow the LGBTQIA+ community to celebrate openly and honestly in a space that is welcoming to all people,” says the Facebook event page.
“We have an open mic for spoken word, song, dance, jokes, story telling, mime, drag, coming out stories, etc. We are thrilled to have some fabulous special guests including: Mikayla Denise (local drag celebrity), Mr. Teddy Martin (International recording artist), Luster Dela Virgion (drag king icon), Michael Hatcher (local soul singer), and many more!”
Neither Summit UMC nor the West Ohio Annual Conference returned comment to The Christian Post for this story by press time.
The UMC Book of Discipline labels homosexuality “incompatible with Christian teaching” and also prohibits certain financial support for LGBT advocacy.
“[The General Council on Finance and Administration] shall be responsible for ensuring that no board, agency, committee, commission, or council shall give United Methodist funds to any gay caucus or group, or otherwise use such funds to promote the acceptance of homosexuality,” notes the Book of Discipline.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski