The last time I blogged about the UMC I was miffed at the idea of confirming membership of practicing homosexuals. A friend was nice enough to pop over from his blog and comment, giving us the UMC seminarian's perspective. If I am right, he's still at the Minnesota Annual Conference as this post goes up... Well, he's actually linked me in his sideblog now so we'll see if he reappears to comment on this doozy:
A year ago, the Rev. Ann Gordon received her routine reappointment as minister of a Charles Village Methodist congregation.
Yesterday - after undergoing a sex-change operation and taking on a new symbolic name - the Rev. Drew Phoenix received another one-year contract to head St. John's United Methodist Church.
"The gender I was assigned at birth has never matched my own true authentic God-given gender identity, how I know myself," Phoenix said. "Fortunately today God's gift of medical science is enabling me to bring my physical body in alignment with my true gender." (full article here)
Now... As is typical, Al Mohler has already said what I intended to say, only better. And he's said a lot more. So, read his thoughts here. And then offer your comments below.
What say ye?