The event “A Conversation with Bishop Melvin Talbert” was sponsored by the Southwest Chapter of Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) at Trinity United Methodist Church in Austin, TX on Sunday, February 9, 2014. Introduction by Rev. Sid Hall. The Sign Language Interpreter is Clyde Boyd.
Bishop Talbert discussed the events surrounding his ministry of “Biblical Obedience” and the future of LGBTQ issues in the United Methodist Church. Retired Bishop Talbert has been an advocate for peace and for the oppressed and marginalized, and has fought to help The United Methodist Church and society address racism. He is committed to racial, gender and sexual orientation inclusiveness, stating that there is room at God’s table for everyone.
Nearly 200 Austin and San Antonio area United Methodists were present to hear the words of Bishop Talbert at Trinity UMC. Bishop Talbert also preached two services earlier the same day at University UMC Austin. This page will be updated later with video link from UUMC if available.
Thanks to Rowland Curry for photos HERE.