Moving Ahead is a group of people connected to Topeka First United Methodist Church who recognize the pain and uncertainty caused by the Traditional Plan passed by the 2019 Special General Conference. We believe that the Traditional Plan, as well as the discriminatory language, restrictions, and penalties in the Book of Discipline regarding LGBTQ+ persons are harmful, hurtful, and wrong, and are contrary to Christ’s commandment to love one another. We believe that we are all created in the image of God, and that Jesus taught us to love and be in ministry with all equally, including LGBTQ+ persons, their families, and friends. We welcome, affirm, and celebrate people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
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