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May 09, 2017

"Do not get weary little children. God is not done with us, yet. So keep praying, stay focused and keep the main thing the main thing."

These words were written by Rev. James E. Swanson, Bishop of the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church, in response to the Judicial Council's recent ruling to rescind the ordination of Rev. Karen Oliveto as a Bishop because she is a "self-avowed practicing homosexual."

Oct 23, 2014

We were sitting in Arby’s when it happened—a song played through the speakers that deeply touched my mother.

She dropped her fork, closed her eyes, and began to sway back and forth.

I had never before seen her behave this way. I dropped my fork and stared. At some point, still rocking in meditation, my mother confessed that she loved this song. I paid closer attention to it.

Sep 10, 2014

I am Denise Donnell. I am an ordained elder in the Mississippi Conference in the United Methodist Church. I have been a member of the clergy for the last eight years of my life.

I wish I could tell you that I have always been a friend of the LGBT community, but that is not my truth.

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