Saturday, April 28, 2012
World Methodist Council Statement on Sexuality
The WMC statement is not long, nor is it an in depth theological study. I would also point out that the churches of the World Methodist Council are understood to be completely autonomous denominations. (The WMC is much different than the Anglican Communion, for example, and certainly far different from the Orthodox Churches or the Roman Catholic Church.) No statement made by the WMC is binding on any of its member denominations.
The statement can be read, here.
I would suggest that this statement, along with statements by other Wesleyan/Methodist denominations, should be studied along side of, and to an even greater extent than the decisions of TEC, ELCA, PCUSA and UCC, to which a good number of UMs tend to point.
The position of my own denomination (and sister WMC member), the Church of the Nazarene, can be found, here. It seems to be quite similar to the current position of the UMC.