Rudolph A. Dehn
To – Bishop Mark Webb
My belief is that GOD created the wonderful diversity of our universe with a basic principle of “Love for All” . That means to me that all individuals should respect each other and recognize that they may have differing views from mine.
In the matter of love between two people and the need for procreation to ensure the future of mankind on our planet, the joining in matrimony of a man and a woman has fulfilled that need. However there is room for those whose makeup is to prefer a union with someone of the same sex. I see no logic in banishing those with such tendencies to lives without the mutual love of a mate.
SO I endorse clergy who subscribe to my philosophy and as a very long member (since 1945) of the United Methodist Church I urge you not to discipline clergy in your guidance for performing marriage between same sex partners.