“Sacred worth” isn’t enough for ordination

The debate among United Methodists regarding the compatibility of homosexuality with the Christian life is increasing in potency as General Conference 2012 draws ever closer. One recent voice in the debate is that of S. Vance Goodman, a fourth-year student at Perkins School of Theology. Ms. Goodman, a former candidate for ordained ministry, recently wrote a letter to the United Methodist Church, which was published Oct. 21 in the United Methodist Reporter under the title, “A tired seminarian writes to the UMC.”

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