U.S. Methodist pastor seeks African allies vs. anti-LGBTI bias

A civil rights hero seeks to end homophobic actions in Africa.


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In an open letter to Christians belonging to the United Methodist Church in Africa, the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell pleads for a vote to end church-authorized discrimination against LGBTI people. Caldwell is an African-American former civil rights activist with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a retired United Methodist minister. He hopes discussion of the issue will re-shape the denomination’s conversation as it prepares for its General Conference in May 2016.  The United Methodist Church is one of the world’s largest Protestant denominations.

An “Open Letter” to African United Methodist delegates, laypersons, clergy and bishops who will be attending the United Methodist General Conference in the U.S.A. in the spring of 2016

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell (Photo courtesy of BU.edu) The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell (Photo courtesy of BU.edu)

Dear Colleagues,

Some of my colleagues whom I deeply respect, but with whom I disagree, are again expecting you to support the anti-gay legislation and…

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