March 1, 2019
Mornings w Carmen hour 1, Friday, 3-1-2019 United Methodist Q&A w Mark Tooley and Amazon HQ2 w Hugh Welchel
Every major news outlet features stories today on the reactions, responses and plans for open defiance by LGBTQ activist clergy following the United Methodist General Conference decision to affirm that marriage is defined in the church as exclusively between one man and one woman and that marriage is the sole context for sexual expression. To discuss the ruling, reactions and what lies ahead, Carmen talks with Mark Tooley, President of the Institute for Religion and Democracy in Washington, DC. He is a lifelong Methodist and attended the recent General Conference meeting of the global UMC in St. Louis.
The NYTimes website features an advertisement today from influential New Yorkers asking Amazon to reconsider plans to scuttle the HQ2 Queens/Long Island City project. Hugh Welchel from the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics joins Carmen to talk about this developing story. They also discuss the relationship between work, faith and human dignity in a discussion of Genesis 2:15.