Tuesday 8:35 a.m. (CST)

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 26) — The final day of General Conference is underway. We’re monitoring the reactions of Holstonians both here and back home, on social media and in the secular media.

Here’s a blog that came in from the Rev. Buzz Trexler, a veteran news editor; longtime member of Holston’s Communications Advisory Council; photographer for The Call; and of course, pastor.

“We in The United Methodist Church are suffering from schizophrenic theological practices — and I use that adjective with no disrespect to those who suffer from mental illness. But is there a better word to portray this contradiction when it comes to those who are self-professing gay Christians in The United Methodist Church?” Read the blog.

A woman embraces fellow delegate Jeffrey “J.J.” Warren of the Upper New York Conference after Warren spoke in favor of full inclusion for LGBTQI persons in the life of The United Methodist Church during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.