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The Politics of Ending Church Discrimination: The United Methodist Story W. Astor Kirk

The Politics of Ending Church Discrimination: The United Methodist Story

W. Astor Kirk

Published February 4th 2010
ISBN : 9780557225989
Paperback
508 pages
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This book is about the internal politics of ending United Methodist Church policies of racial segregation of Blacks, institutional discrimination against women, and mandatory negative differential treatment of gays and lesbians. The authorMoreThis book is about the internal politics of ending United Methodist Church policies of racial segregation of Blacks, institutional discrimination against women, and mandatory negative differential treatment of gays and lesbians. The author articulates a conceptual model, which he describes as an authentic community of believers in Christ (ACOBIe, and employs that model to critique historic and current United Methodists institutional discrimination. With respect to discrimination against gay and lesbian church members, described in the book as persons with same-gender erotic predispositions, the author constructs a Pentagonal Ethics Paradigm of the Jesus of history- he says that United Methodists treatment of such members is incompatible with imperatives of that Paradigm.