AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BOARD OF ORDAINED MINISTRY of the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church

  By Rev. Dr. Sid Hall, III Senior Minister Trinity UMC Austin, Texas     I am writing to share my thoughts regarding the recommendation of Mary Ann Barclay (née Kaiser) by the Austin District Board of Ordained Ministry.  Some of you may already have made a decision regarding Mary Ann’s official continuance on the track toward ordination based upon her honest declaration that she is a lesbian in a committed relationship.  Perhaps some of you have yet to decide. I know that each of you is prayerfully weighing your influence and responsibility as a gatekeeper. Those of you who know … Continue reading AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BOARD OF ORDAINED MINISTRY of the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church