Methodists Postpone Debate of Gay Issues that Could Split Denomination

Religion News Service‘s Emily McFarlan Miller reports, “Amid protest, song and fears of a denominational breakup, United Methodists at their quadrennial General Conference decided yet again not to decide anything regarding LGBT rights. But in a groundbreaking move, the delegates from the U.S. and abroad voted 428 to 405 on Wednesday (May 18) to allow the church’s Council of Bishops to appoint a commission to discuss whether to accept same-sex marriage or ordain LGBT clergy.”

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