1. Elizabeth Bennett

    A friend from my prayer group at my home has just left her Presbyterian church because they printed a statement saying that they would accept practicing homosexuals into their congregation, no repentance needed. Some troubled members attended a meeting to discuss the issue and there was a woman at the meeting helping lead the discussion dressed as a man. That was traumatic for my friend, so now she does not want to attend any church, even though I invited her to my church. These are sad times. Morality has been turned upside-down.

  2. Myers

    I wanted to add that the Lancaster Mennonites in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania pulled away from the Mennonite Conference USA in 2018 over this issue.

  3. JDV

    Seems prudent to add those connected with the institutional side to the caution list as far as authors, theologians, etc. Look at how the institutional side reportedly handled the case of John Howard Yoder:


    John Howard Yoder (December 27, 1927–December 30, 1997) was an American theologian and ethicist best known for his defense of Christian pacifism. His most influential book was The Politics of Jesus, which was first published in 1972. Yoder was a Mennonite and wrote from an Anabaptist perspective.”

    “Yoder began his teaching career at Goshen Biblical Seminary. He was Professor of Theology at Goshen Biblical Seminary and Mennonite Biblical Seminary (the two seminaries that formed what is now called Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary) from 1958 to 1961 and from 1965 to 1984. While still teaching at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, he also began teaching at the University of Notre Dame, where he became a Professor of Theology and eventually a Fellow of the Institute for International Peace Studies.”

    “Yoder sexually abused over 100 women during the 1970s and 1980s while at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. The abuse was widely rumored, but not acted upon even when board members became aware of the numerous accusations.”

    “The Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary acknowledged in a statement from 2014 that sexual abuse had taken place and it had been tolerated partly because he was the leading Mennonite theologian of his day and partly because there were not the safeguards in place that there are today.”

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