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United Methodists could rescue Scout troops after Southern Baptists kick them out

Two denominations have very different views on a the Boy Scouts of America's vote on dropping the gay Scout ban. While the Southern Baptists may be abandoning the program, the United Methodist Church is ready to step up.

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Take action now! #StandWithMaryAnn

Take action to help support a candidate for ministry in the United Methodist Church. In breaking news, Mary Ann Kaiser was removed from the ordination process by the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for her sexual orientation.

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Snapshots of our Work

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Boy Scout Leadership Recognizes Religious Support for Dropping Gay Scout Ban

National Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leadership have communicated to local and regional that some of the biggest religious organizations with the most Boy Scout charters have come out in support of policy change.

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United Methodist Church Leaders Call on the Boy Scouts to Drop the Ban on Gay Scouts

Leaders of two United Methodist agencies — United Methodist Men and United Methodist Board of Church and Society — have joined the chorus of people and organizations calling for the Boy Scouts to drop its ban on gay scouts and leaders.

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Bishop Targeted for Leading the United Methodist Church Toward LGBT Inclusion

Bishop Melvin Talbert stood in front of a crowd of about 200 supporters of full inclusion on May 4 and called for United Methodists to join him in performing pastoral duties to gay and lesbian people, including enacting marriages. Bishop Talbert’s call for what he called “An Act of Biblical Obedience” has now resulted in letters from opponents of LGBT equality asking the United Methodist Church to censure Bishop Talbert. A handful of other bishops who stood with Bishop Talbert have also been targeted by the anti-LGBT group.
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