A Church Divided
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Is homosexuality a sin? That question is fiercely debated in “A Church Divided,” a new documentary presented by the Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED. The documentary follows California delegates to the United Methodist Church's 2012 global convention in Tampa, Fla. There, church leaders discussed and voted on the future of the church and its official policy relating to gays and lesbians.
Progressive Methodists are seeking to remove language from church doctrine that declares that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.” They want to see the church ordain openly gay and lesbian ministers and perform same-sex marriages, while traditionalists seek to retain the church’s existing stance. Other mainline Protestant churches already have split over this issue.
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide the future of same-sex marriage nationwide, we're looking to keep the discussion going. Please join KQED and CIR at the Delancey Street Theater for a screening of “A Church Divided”. Producer Adi Sambamurthy, reporter Matt Smith, Glide Memorial United Methodist Church Pastor Karen Oliveto andPacific School of Religion professor Randall Miller will participate in a panel discussion moderated by KQED’s Scott Shafer following the screening.
*** Please plan on showing up 10 minutes prior to the screening, or your registration may be given to someone else. There is no need to bring a physical ticket; we will have your name at the door ***