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United Methodist Church Is Expected to Split Over Gay Marriage, Fracturing the Nation’s Third-Largest Denomination

posted on January 3, 2020

The Washington Post‘s Julie Zauzmer reports that leaders within the United Methodist Church have come to a tentative agreement to split the denomination over LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage. She writes, “Leaders of the church announced Friday they had agreed to spin off a ‘traditionalist Methodist’ denomination, which would continue to oppose same-sex marriage and to refuse ordination to LGBT clergy, while allowing the remaining portion of the United Methodist Church to permit same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy for the first time in its history.” The mediation was facilitated by a law firm in D.C. The plan will still need to be approved at the United Methodist conference in May.

Read at The Washington Post