Saturday, April 26, 2008

I'd like to amend the amendment to the amendment

Today was all about the work of the Human Sexuality Sub-committee for me. Some of it was pretty tough going. Thankfully the difficulties were organizational as opposed to personal (though I did get yelled at - personally - by one of the most famous evangelists in the world, it wasn't pretty).
Thus far, we will be suggesting to make some very inclusive changes to the whole committee. Then of course, we have at it as a committee before forwarding our suggestions to the plenary floor some time next week. We're doing the work.
A twenty-four drumming circle is underway just in front of the convention center, being led by the young people of MoSAIC- that's the campus ministry and young adult segment of RMN. Also today there was a rally and picnic hosted by transgender United Methodists. Of course, I don't get to do any of these things (I actually has to work through our two hour lunch break today working with the chair of my group categorizing the petitions) but it's a bit of a Methodist festival in Forth Worth. Though I must agree with my friend sitting next to me on the floor, that it's a little worrisome that we weren't even important enough to get the Mayor... a United Methodist none the less.

It's 2:20 but I just want to say that I think you would be proud of what we're doing here. From what I understand, some really great legislation is moving forward from other committees. I'm pretty sure that we're the slowest moving sub-committee (several petitions were removed from our portfolio today and reassigned over fears that we would never get done, or actually more like we would never get started) so I don't have a great sense of what's going on everywhere. But I do know that we're being faithful.

4 comments:

Becca Clark said...

Now I'm buring with curiosity, Madam Secretary of Sex, as to which famous evangelist personally yelled at you. You may not be important enough to warrant the mayor, but you're clearly important enough to receive famous rebukes.

Keep up the good work. Lots of prayers happening for you all!

Jay said...

Will, I know there are two in your subcommittee. :) I did not get the chance to see you before I left GC yesterday. Please know you are in my prayers. I wish I could be there next week. Peace, Jay Clark (jclark@phumc.com)

jadedjabber said...

Though, I am not a methodist, most of my seminary friends are. Many are down in TX right now, in the drum circle, at the water tank, and workin for change. God bless you all.

ClosetsNoMore said...

Good luck and God bless.