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Improper Voting Discovered at Methodist Vote on Gay Clergy

posted on March 15, 2019

The New York Times‘ Elizabeth Dias reports that there was improper voting at the United Methodist Church’s recent General Conference, which strengthened the denomination’s bans on same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy. “But at least four ballots were cast by individuals who were not authorized to vote, according to interviews and a review of the church’s records,” Dias writes. She adds, “The final 54-vote margin against gay clergy and same-sex marriage exceeds the number of unauthorized votes discovered so far. But the voting irregularities raised questions about the process behind the divisive decision, which devastated progressive members.”

Read at The New York Times