Methodist Church in Ireland Pastoral Care document on Homosexuality, June 2011

The Conference adopts the following Pastoral Guidelines regarding homosexuality. [Continue Reading]

Pastoral Guidelines – Homosexuality

While a person’s sexuality is a very important part of their lives, it does not define who they are. Biblically we as a church maintain that a person is defined in the first instance in terms of their relationship to God – creation in relation to Creator. To refer to a person as a homosexual, a lesbian or a heterosexual is therefore to narrow their identity to their sexuality alone. For this reason it seems better to refer to ‘people’ who have ‘same sex attraction’. [Continue Reading]