Thursday, June 4, 2020

United Methodist Church Splitting Over Gay Marriage, LGBTQ Clergy

Must Read

Rod Rosenstein Trapped Like A Rabbit as Texas Senator Ted Cruz Systematically Tears Him Apart During Senate Hearing

For Rod Rosenstein, the biggest point was a trap with no good way out. During an intense grilling of the...

General Mattis on Trump: 'He Tries to Divide Us,' Makes 'Mockery' of Constitution

When former General James Mattis resigned in late 2018 he said it would be counterproductive to criticize the president....

Trump on Church Visit: 'Religious Leaders Loved It'

President Donald Trump pushed back against criticism of his visit to the burned "church of presidents," St. John's Episcopal...

Will Donald trump win 2020 Election?

Confirm & Submit your vote


The United Methodist Church announced on Friday that a rift over same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy members has caused “traditionalist” Methodists to create a separate denomination, The Washington Post reports.

The United Methodist Church is the largest mainline Protestant denomination in the United States, including Episcopal, Presbyterian and Lutheran denominations, and is the only one that refuses to perform same-sex marriages.

Last year, a Methodist conference voted to penalize clergymen that officiate a same-sex marriage with a one-year suspension without pay for an initial offense, and expulsion for any same-sex wedding after that. This vote revealed a deep divide between traditionalist members and more liberal members, eventually leading the two sides to reach an agreement to create a new denomination.

The plan would grant $25 million to the “traditional” denomination, which includes some U.S. churches and most of the churches in Africa. The agreement also includes $39 million “to ensure there is no disruption in supporting ministries for communities historically marginalized by racism.”

The church leaders behind the plan said that it is “the best means to resolve our differences, allowing each part of the church to remain true to its theological understanding, while recognizing the dignity, equality, integrity, and respect of every person.”

The division won’t be finalized until the plan is officially approved at the church’s worldwide conference this May in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


© 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

read more

Latest News

Rod Rosenstein Trapped Like A Rabbit as Texas Senator Ted Cruz Systematically Tears Him Apart During Senate Hearing

For Rod Rosenstein, the biggest point was a trap with no good way out. During an intense grilling of the...

General Mattis on Trump: 'He Tries to Divide Us,' Makes 'Mockery' of Constitution

When former General James Mattis resigned in late 2018 he said it would be counterproductive to criticize the president. But now he's unloading on...

Trump on Church Visit: 'Religious Leaders Loved It'

President Donald Trump pushed back against criticism of his visit to the burned "church of presidents," St. John's Episcopal across the street from the...

Breaking: Russia Warns of Impending Attack by US as Trump Regime Descends into Anarchy – Veterans Today

…by Gordon Duff and Nahed al HusainiRussia is warning the US and NATO that the dramatic increase in US provactions, buzzing Russia’s borders with...

China Militarizing Stolen U.S. Tech, State Department Says

The Chinese government is militarizing sensitive U.S. technology and research that it stole from American institutions in recent years, according to the State Department. "The...

More Articles Like This