Alum Rock UMC Petitions the Council of Bishops to Support Bishop Talbert

October 18, 2012

The people of Alum Rock United Methodist Church in San Jose have been closely following the controversy surrounding Bishop Melvin Talbert's statements in support of marriage equality.

"Bishop Talbert's courage and love for all God's children sets a beautiful example that we should all follow," writes Jacqueline Curtis. "The causes of justice, equality, and love for our neighbors are close to our hearts at Alum Rock."
When the lay leadership began discussing how they could voice their support for the bishop and his stand for marriage equality, they discovered something that warmed all of their hearts – their young people were already deeply passionate about the issue! They not only wanted to be involved, they used their time and talents and took the lead.
They created every part of a video – from story board to editing.
In addition to the video, they have also created a petition on as a way of voicing their support for the issue of marriage equality and for Bishop Talbert who they feel is truly a voice for God's love in our world.
Click here to view the video and to sign the petition in support of Bishop Talbert.
Alum Rock UMC also invites you to share this link far and wide!