Hello MINDful people! We wanted to call your attention to The Simple Plan, one of the three plans being considered by the Commission on a Way Forward, and the only plan to simply remove the discriminatory language from our Book of Discipline. (It still allows for individual clergy and churches to avoid doing queer weddings, but does not prohibit ordination of LGBTQ people).
This plan was primarily composed by queer people of color seeking to inspire our denominational leaders in the discernment of a way forward in regards to LGBTQIA+ lives. MIND is proud to join the many United Methodists supporting this plan, and over the next few weeks, we would like to share some of their stories with you. To date, more than 7,000 people have co-signed this plan.