We would pray that the UMC holds fast to the belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. And also not knowingly ordain homosexuals. We feel that Pastors who go against the Book of Discipline should be dismissed, including homosexual pastors who lied when they took their vows. We have nothing against homosexuals as they are no more a sinner that us and we would welcome them into fellowship. However Christians are sinners saved by Grace which includes repentance (sinning no more). We know that if the policy is changed that we and many of our fellow church members will have to leave the UMC.

Revs. Ed and Jane Owens
Retired Pastors of the North Indiana Conference