I critiqued the United Methodist position on abortion recently, so in fairness I thought I should point out something that I think they got right. An equally controversial issue is homosexual behavior, and on this topic Methodist doctrine fairs much better. I realize that many apostates, false teachers and others are trying to get this changed, but I thank God that to date the denomination has held firm.
From the Book of Discipline:
Homosexual persons no less than heterosexual persons are individuals of sacred worth. All persons need the ministry and guidance of the church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.
The United Methodist Church does not condone the practice of homosexuality and consider this practice incompatible with Christian teaching. We affirm that God’s grace is available to all, and we will seek to live together in Christian community. We implore families and churches not to reject or condemn lesbian and gay members and friends. We commit ourselves to be in ministry for and with all persons.
Biblical. Clear. Firm. Caring. A balance of grace and truth.