Meet Us In St. Louis

by Rev. Austin L. Adkinson

Now that I am back home from the For Everyone Born convocation of the Love Your Neighbor Coalition (LYNC) in St. Louis, my eyes are set on returning to St. Louis in February for the 2019 special session of General Conference (GC2019), where the United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus’ (UMQCC) Simple Plan legislation has the power to influence the elimination or reduction of discriminatory policies against LGBTQIA+ people. In additions to its own merits, the Simple Plan sets the tone for debate around the Council of Bishops’ recommended One Church Plan. The Simple Plan lays bare the misrepresentation of the One Church Plan as a progressive plan.