(I goofed by giving James W. Lane the title, “The Rev.” In fact, Mr. Lane has exercised leadership in The United Methodist Church as a layperson for a number of years. My apologies to Mr. Lane and readers for my error.)
The dialogue about the ruling of the Judicial Council continues. It includes a range of opinions. I offer a few. Not a complete overview, just a few of the commentaries I’ve seen. If you see others you’d recommend, send them to me.
Dr. Rex D. Matthews provides the most comprehensive analysis of the decision I’ve seen.
A note from James W. Lane advises he has combined his two commentaries into one at a new link. You can find Jim’s commentaries here.
General Secretary Chester Jones of the General Commission on Religion and Race writes of “Walls of Exclusion.”
General Secretary James Winkler of the General Board of Church and Society believes the ruling reflects an agenda that isn’t being stated forthrightly.
Send others you think should be seen and shared.