Category: Days of Lot
Delegates hold up rainbow flags at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., July 28, 2016. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IS EXPECTED TO SPLIT OVER GAY MARRIAGE, FRACTURING THE NATION’S THIRD-LARGEST DENOMINATION
Many mainline denominations, including the Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United Church of Christ and others, already perform same-sex marriages and appoint gay clergy. But the United Methodist Church, the nation’s largest mainline denomination and the third-largest denomination of any faith in America, has fought bitterly over the issue, to the point that leaders have feared a schism over the issue for years.
“A great deal of the transgender debate is unexplained,” observed James Kirkup, in an article penned for The Spectator UK about the document. “One of the most mystifying aspects is the speed and success of a small number of small organisations in achieving major influence over public bodies, politicians and officials.”
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