Some Churches Leave UMC Through Formal Process; Others Are Suing

Yonat Shimron of Religion News Service reports that some United Methodist churches are suing to leave the denomination, a departure from the previously planned disaffiliation process. She writes that “in Florida and North Carolina, some churches have decided to sue United Methodist regional bodies, called conferences, in state courts as they seek independence from a denomination they view as having strayed from its theological moorings on issues related to human sexuality.” The churches are suing to avoid financial obligations to the denomination that would extend for two years after their departure.

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