Incompatible with Christian Teaching - FUMC Monday Night Movies
FUMC Movie Night returns Monday, July 30, featuring the film Incompatible with Christian Teaching, Sponsored by First Church Adult Ministries.
Join us for an evening of film, food, discussion, and compassion.
Incompatible with Christian Teaching is a documentary film In 1972, the United Methodist Church added language to the Discipline stating that "[t]he practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching." In 1984, the UMC added that no "self-avowed practicing homosexual" could be ordained. In 1996, the UMC adopted into church law the rule that "ceremonies that celebrate homosexual unions shall not be conducted by our ministers and shall not be conducted in our churches."
With the 2008 General Conference as its background, this feature-length documentary by AnneP. Brown details the stories of clergy and laity, LGBT persons and straight allies, after delegates failed to strike this language from the Discipline.
Although Pasadena FUMC has voted to join the movement opposing UMC policy as a Reconciling Congregation, the vote rejecting changes in the language of the Discipline at the 2012 General Conference this April renews the pain shared by many LGBT and straight persons in our congregation. Thus Incompatible with Christian Teaching is a timely reminder of our congregation's call to share God's all-encompassing love.
Don't miss this wonderful film.
Pizza at 6:00 p.m. in the Lounge; Movie at 6:45 p.m.
Sign-ups at fellowship time beginning July 15.
Donations as you are able to cover food coasts. Child care available on request.
Discussion will follow the film.