I want to share an upcoming film with you that I believe may change the stance on homosexuality of one of the most significant Christian denominations in the U.S.
The United Methodist Church has approximatly 8 million members in the United States and around 12 million worldwide. While many UMC congregations are LGBTQ friendly, the Church as a whole is sharply divided on this issue. Clergy members have even been put on trial within the Church and kicked out of their congregations over identifying as homosexual or officiating same-sex weddings.
The documentary An Act of Love tells the story of an unwitting advocate in the flight for equal rights within the Church, Rev. Frank Schaefer, who had his ministerial credentials revoked in December 2013 after officiating his son’s same-sex wedding.
The film will be premiering this fall and the filmmakers hope to use it as a tool for change within the United Methodist Church, which will hold their next “General Conference” in May 2016. At this conference, which occurs every 4 years, there will be a chance for the denomination to change their policies on ordination of LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage.
They need our help to get this film across the finish line so that it can have the greatest impact possible. Please join me in supporting this important and timely film by making a donation, large or small here: igg.me/at/anactoflovefilm.