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How the United Methodist Church’s end to anti-gay ban turns away from the Lord’s foundations

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***NEWS RELEASE***

For Immediate Release

May 13, 2024

CONTACT:
Hamilton Strategies, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Beth Bogucki 610.584.1096, ext. 105

How the United Methodist Church’s end to anti-gay ban turns away from the Lord’s foundations

‘By abandoning biblical foundations for political and cultural approval, these so-called ‘Christians’ are creating their own man-made religion that has nothing to do with the one true God,’ says Alex McFarland

GREENSBORO, N.C. — After 50 years of holding bans over gay clergy and same-sex marriages, stating that they were “incompatible with Christian teaching,” the United Methodist Church (UMC) has removed these barriers.  By the end of 2023, more than 7,600 congregations, a quarter of U.S. Methodist churches, disaffiliated from the UMC. Although many members of the UMC believe this is a win for the church’s legislation, many members including those from around the globe disagree with the decision, some saying, “We do not believe we know better than the Bible.”

Founder and President of Alex McFarland Ministries Dr. Alex McFarland, states that by removing the LGBTQ+ ban, the United Methodist Church is creating a faith that no longer stands by Christian values and biblical beliefs.

“By abandoning biblical foundations for political and cultural approval, these so-called ‘Christians’ are creating their own man-made religion that has nothing to do with the Bible or the one true God,” says McFarland. “As scripture says, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. But now in the Methodist Church transgenderism is a sacrament and trumps Biblical marriage. It is time for true believers around the world to stand uncompromisingly for the Word of God in the face of such outrageous attacks. The Word of God and the exclusivity of Jesus Christ our Savior are hills worth dying on. Let us never forget, the very fact that America even exists is testimony to the mercy and suffering of our Lord.”

Alex McFarland currently co-hosts Exploring the Word on the American Family Radio Network, airing daily on nearly 200 radio stations across the U.S. He is also the host of the “Alex McFarland Show,” which airs weekly on NRB TV and YouTube. The “Alex McFarland Show” podcast is available here. Alex McFarland co-hosts the “Truth and Liberty Live Call-in Show,” along with Andrew Wommack, Mark Cowart and Richard Harris. The show airs each night, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. ET, and McFarland hosts Tuesday nights.

McFarland and theologian Bert Harper, veteran cohosts of the nationally syndicated broadcast Exploring the Word, are proud to announce the launch of their latest book, “100 Bible Questions and Answers for Families.” A follow-up to their previous work, “100 Bible Questions and Answers,” this powerful new book promises to guide through some of the most common challenges and queries people have about God, the Bible, and Christian living.

Alex McFarland has authored or co-authored more than 20 books, including the newly released “100 Bible Questions & Answers for Families,” “10 Issues that Divide Christians,” “The God You Thought You Knew,” “10 Answers for Skeptics,” “10 Answers for Atheists,” “The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask About Christianity,” published by Focus on the Family, and more. He directs Biblical Worldview and teaches in the School of Practical Government for Charis Bible College, located in Woodland Park, CO.
 

McFarland is a frequent guest on Fox News and has been interviewed by other media outlets including Fox and Friends, Focus On The Family radio, NPR’s All Things Considered, The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, CBN, La Vie (France), and various news outlets including CBS, FOX, NBC, CSPAN, SRN, and the Associated Press (AP) wire service. He is a contributing writer in print and electronic media, including LA Times, Boston Herald, OK- Celebrity News Magazine, Christianity Today, Charisma, On Mission, Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine and more.

Learn more about Alex McFarland Ministries at its website, Facebook and Instagram pages, or X feed.

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Alex McFarland

Alex has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and numerous more internationally. He also speaks at Christian events, conferences, debates, and other venues to teach biblical truths and preach the gospel.

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