Teens Stand-Up for the Gospel, Morality and Reject ConfirmationChristina Maxouris via KEYT
Teens reject confirmation in protest of church’s anti-LGBT stance
Move follows vote by United Methodist Church
A group of teenagers decided not to stand by and watch as the United Methodist Church voted in favor of anti-LGBT measures.
The confirmation class of 2019 was all set to finally become full members of their church — the First United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska — after a year of learning about their faith and exploring their beliefs.
But when it came time to join, the eight teens decided against it.
“We want to be clear that, while we love our congregation, we believe that the United Methodist policies on LGBTQ+ clergy and same sex marriage are immoral,” the group wrote in a statement. “We are concerned that if we join at this time, we will be sending a message that we approve of this decision.”