United Methodist Resources

This page contains links to a variety of web sites. Not all links go to organizations supportive of Affirmation's values. We radically reclaim the compassionate and transforming gospel of Jesus Christ and affirm a Gospel of respect, love, justice and mercy for all.

  • Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns.
  • The Confessing Movement, This movement believes that "To "bless" committed same-sex unions as if they were valid holy matrimony would be a departure from the biblical understanding of marriage. Such liaisons must not receive the Church's blessing."
  • Church Within A Church Movement. Organization committed as disciples of Jesus Christ to full inclusion of all persons without regard to status or economic condition and celebrating race, color, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identities.
  • CORNET: United Methodist Covenant Relationships Network; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Good News Magazine "evangelical" caucus which regards "homosexuality" as a sin.
  • Hacking Christianity is a community that engages in conversations about faith using the lenses of progressive theology, technology, and geek culture. A progressive young minister in the West, Rev. Jeremy Smith is a United Methodist clergyperson who blogs about faith, young clergy issues, technology, internet theory, and geeky topics.
  • Methodists in New Directions is a grassroots organization of United Methodists working to end our denomination’s doctrinal prejudice and institutional discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and committed to living more fully into God’s radical Welcome right now and right here.
  • Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) unites activists within the United Methodist Church to take action on issues of justice, peace and liberation in the church, nation and world.
  • Judicial Council Decisions The Judicial Council is the highest judicial body or "court" of The United Methodist Church.
  • Methodist Students for an All Inclusive Church (MOSAIC). Comprised of young United Methodists, MOSAIC's mission is to hold The United Methodist Church to be the fully inclusive body of Christ..
  • The Parents Reconciling Network. PRN's purpose is to present a visible witness of parents in support of ending the The United Methodist Church's anti-homosexual stance and providing their homosexual children the same rights as heterosexual United Methodists.
  • Reconciling Ministries Clergy. RMC seeks to lead The United Methodist Church to a deeper level of spiritual and theological integrity in relationship to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and their full inclusion in all aspects of the church's life.
  • Reconciling Ministries Network, a national grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of The United Methodist Church, both in policy and practice.
  • UM Called Out Yahoo Group is an information service about LGBT religious concerns sponsored by Affirmation.
  • UM Insight: A Forum for Discerning God's Will for The United Methodist Church
  • United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church. UMOC was founded in 2000, at a historic gathering of United Methodist people of color.
  • United Methodist News Service, official UM news service
  • United Methodist Statements on Homosexuality
  • United Methodist Reporter, independent UM newspaper
  • Unofficial Confessing Movement News Page adds news regularly. Tends to be more extreme than official Confessing Movement.
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