Coverage of Conservative Methodists’ Victory over Homosexual Activists Missing in Newspapers

Whenever homosexuals win a victory, it is trumpeted all over the media. At the world convention of the United Methodist Church in Tampa this week, the homosexual agenda took a beating, however, and I couldn’t find a line of type … Continue reading

Homosexuals Take over Methodist Convention Floor in Tampa after Losing Vote

Shortly after noon, the following email arrived from the United Methodist Church group Good News: After a very emotional morning of debate on the General Conference floor regarding homosexuality, hundreds of onlooking demonstrators crossed the bar of the conference right … Continue reading

53% Reject Homosexual Liberalization at Tampa World Methodist Conference

Just in from the Confessing Movement web site: Thursday, May 3 – Day 9 of General Conference Update, 10:45 am: The full petition regarding human sexuality has been defeated with 368 votes in favor and 572 votes against.  As delegates prepared to take … Continue reading

Methodists Vote Almost 3-1 Against Ending Investments (Divestment) in Motorola and CAT, Proportional Representation for Africans on Ruling Bodies, Preacher Tenure Ended

The big news out of the Tampa’s Methodist convention for friends of Israel and for those who know the impact of Motorola and Caterpillar on the Illinois economy is the overwhelming defeat of liberal efforts to force Methodist investments out … Continue reading

Conservatives Take Three of Four Vacancies on Methodist Judicial Council, Vote on Homosexuality Imminent

Below is the Institute for Religion and Democracy’s take on the votes this morning for United Methodist Church Judicial Council slots. It’s a slightly different twist on the Good News email published earlier today. Good News from General Conference Some … Continue reading

Good News Reports Most Endorsed Candidates for Methodist “Supreme Court,” University Senate Win

Four years ago conservatives got caught napping at the every-four-year General Conference of the United Methodist Church. There was insufficient communication with the new influx of African delegates. (Delegates are selected on more or less of a one member, one … Continue reading

Update from United Methodist Church General Conference in Tampa – Conservatives Winning Most Votes, Setbacks for Abortion & Israeli Divestment Supporters

Here is an update from Mark Tooley of the Institute of Religion and Democracy about what happened Saturday: Update from General Conference Your prayers are being heard! The Church and Society legislative committee, finishing its work Saturday night, rejected attempts … Continue reading

Conservative Methodists Making Headway in World Conference, Big Fight on Homosexuality in Offing

I got two emails Saturday describing what is happening in Tampa during the early stages of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Conference is the counterpart of the quadrennial political party conventions in the United States, except … Continue reading

The Disconnect Between American Liberals and Africans in Tampa’s Methodist Convention

Please excuse me over the next week or so as I share some observations of those watching liberal American Methodists trying to turn my church into something like the American Anglican Church. For over a decade there has been an … Continue reading

Methodist Convention This Week in Tampa – Unity Not on the Agenda

Every four years the United Methodist Church holds a convention. Just like the Republicans and the Democrats. This year Methodists affiliated with the UMC will convene in Tampa.  (The vibrant Korean Methodist Church is not one of those affiliated.) There … Continue reading