Hey...You got your politics in my Wesleyan-ism
Politics is sometimes an uncomfortable topic in churches, communities, families, or maybe even in general. This political season has pushed these comfort zones more than ever, and despite what your political leanings may be, we are in a time of upheaval and political change. Some people are feeling vindicated, while others are terrified, and we are discerning as a church what, if anything, should be done by a community of faith to respond to the current political climate. There have been particular concerns about how proposed policies might impact the poor, the LGBTQ community, Muslims, undocumented immigrants,and people of color. Edmonds UMC, the Pacific NW, Conference of the Methodist Church, and the Global Methodist Church are in very clear agreement on one thing; we need to stand up to protect the most vulnerable, the poor, and the stranger. It’s not a political issue for us as a church, but a humanitarian and ethical question.