As Mennonite USA member opinions pour in, what will be the deciding factor on the current homosexuality issue?
MC USA members speak out to director
Mar 21, 2014 by Paul Schrag
NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Ervin Stutzman has received hundreds of emails from people across the range of opinion on homosexuality.
“This has been a time of learning for me over the past three months,” the Mennonite Church USA executive director said, speaking to the Constituency Leaders Council at their opening session March 20.
Stutzman said he had received hundreds of letters “calling for greater inclusion of LGBTQ individuals” and many others “pleading for us to be faithful to our traditional stance.”
He also gets letters of concern for unity, asking why this issue must tear the church apart.
“I’m also hearing that there is a significant number of people who say the time for dialogue and discussion is past,” he said.
He said some people tell him, “You have to decide whether you are with those people or whether you are with us.”
Tradition? Dialogue? Opinions? Trends? People? Political Correctness? Or God’s Word? Only Menno-lites seem to have a hard time picking the only correct answer.