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United Methodist Church Postpones Meeting to Discuss Split Over LGBTQ Inclusion for Third Time

posted on March 8, 2022

Emily McFarlan Miller of Religion News Service reports that the United Methodist Church will delay its General Conference meeting for the third year in a row because of the pandemic. Delegates at the conference were set to discuss the inclusion of LGBTQ members in the denomination. The delay prompted a conservative faction of the denomination to announce their separation. They will form the Global Methodist Church on May 1. The Rev. Keith Boyette, one of the conservative leaders, said, “Theologically conservative local churches and annual conferences want to be free of divisive and destructive debates, and to have the freedom to move forward together.”

Read at Religion News Service