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Houston Voice, No. 920, June 12, 1998 - File 012. 1998-06-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 2, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3055/show/3017.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 920, June 12, 1998
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date June 12, 1998
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript Northwest Texas Conference opposes gay marriages by CHRIS NEWTON MIDLAND. Texas — Ministers should not sanction same-sex mar- rlages, the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church said June 5 in resolutions passed at the conference's annual meeting. One resolution passed after hours of emotional debate called for "more strict obedience to scriptural principles." Another resolution stated that the conference "repudiates teachings that misuse principles of inclusiveness and tolerance to distort the doctrines and disciplines of the church." The debate concerned a church jury's decision not to punish a Nebraska pastor who performed a same-sex marriage. Pastors and voting church mem- . bers on both sides of the issue gave emotional tearful testimony and called for the conference to take action. "It's not. time to not talk aboul this." said Andy Hearst, a pastor who preaches to students at Texas Tech University. "We must decide that the body of the church must be radically different than the surrounding culture." Hearst said. "Love without discipline is nol love. Freedom without boundaries is not freedom." Church member Julian Nevern argued thai Methodist pastors should perform gay marriages. "We must love as God loves." Nevern said. "Our differences make us special and we must not turn these people away." In a church trial in March, the Rev. Jimmy Creech was acquitted of charges he disobeyed rules by performing a homosexual marriage. The case challenged the denomination's Social Principles. Creech and his supporters consider the Melhodists' Social Principles to be advisory, nol church law like the Book of Discipline. The issue has split the Methodist Church's 9.5 million members. the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States after Southern Baptists. The church's highest judicial body, the Judicial Counsel, will hold a special session in Dallas in August to consider whether its ministers should be able lo perform gay marriages. The conference also passed a resolution to call for a special session of the General Conference, the national governing body of United Methodist Church, if (he Judicial Counsel rules Creech did not break the rules. A resolution, proposing lhe church disassociate itself from the United Methodist Church, was ruled oul of order by Bishop Alfred Norris. "This conference clearly does not have (he power as an entity lo remove Itself from the United Methodist No gay marriage: Members of the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church vote on a resolution before Bishop Alfred Norris, center, during an annual meeting on June 5, 1998, in Midland, Texas. During the meeting, several resolutions were passed criticizing a church jury's decision not to punish a minister who performed a gay marriage in Nebraska. —Photo by Kes Gilhome Church." Norris said. Norris also struck down several resolutions that proposed lhe church nol ordain ministers that condone homosexuality. lie told members that the only the executive board of clergy has the power to alter requirements for ordination. Church member Roberl Hawkins, who proposed the resolution lo disassociate Irom the United Melhodisl Church, said thc church will continue lo loose members if il does nol lake stronger stance against gay marriages. "We must agree that we have a problem and lhal these problems are serious," I lawkins told the conference. "Now is not the time to sweep Ihis under the carpet, hoping il will go away. Some problems will go away ... they will go lo the Baptist Church, and the Nazarene Church and the Lutheran Chureh." The conference represents nearly 80.000 church members in Norlhwesl (SECOND ANNUAL (HOUSTON) ( MAY 22 THRU FILM FESTIVAL [;.-.■' ■-■ , ^J (www.Neosoft.com/~travism/filmfest.htm) June 12 - June 14 (^osn» /, The Worst of All Friday, June 12, 9pm Saturday, June 13, 5pm Female Closet Short: Ich und Frau Berger Friday, June 12, 7:30pm Sunday, June 14, 5pm Peoria Babylon Saturday, June 13, 3pm Series of Shorts: Girl Talk Sunday, June 14, 5pm Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End Short: The Cost of Love and Proust's Favorite Fantasy Saturday, June 13, 7:30pm Sunday, June 14, 7:30pm FILM FESTIVAL HOTLINE Gay Men's Chorus of Houston Dr J David Faber, Artistic Director Presents Want to know more aboul GMCH? Call 05 at 713-551-7161 Graphic Design by Ryan Schomburg Tickets $E and $15 Available at Basic Brothers Crossroads Market Bookstore and Cafe LOBO Bookshop 6 Cafe GMCH is a 50KCX3) non-profit organization
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