(RNS) In the United States, United Methodists are fighting about whether to allow clergy to marry gay couples. In Liberia, divorce is on the line. The United Methodist Church in Liberia. the ban is.
While same-sex marriage is now legal in Montana, it goes against the teachings of the United Methodist Church. The denomination’s Book of Discipline forbids a member of the clergy from “conducting.
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I am a member of a United Methodist Church. These opinions are mine and may or may not be sanctioned by the UMC, depending on who you ask!) The core of the matter is the restrictions in the church’s.
By performing his son’s same-sex marriage, however, Schaefer violated the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline. He did so, he has repeatedly said, out of his love for his son. “I could not.
The church’s “Book of Discipline,” for example, pointedly declares, “The United Methodist Church does not condone the practice of homosexuality and considers this practice incompatible with Christian.
(RNS) A married lesbian who had hoped to become a deacon in the United Methodist Church was voted down by. debate of gay issues that could split denomination The church’s Book of Discipline states.
The United Methodist Church’s top court. 6-3 that it was not lawful for any regional church body to consecrate a "self-avowed practicing homosexual bishop." That language comes from the Book of.
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We have hope going forward.” Editor’s note: A previous version of this story misquoted the 2016 Book of Discipline. The passage should have read, "The United Methodist Church does not condone the.
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(RNS) A United Methodist. an emotional two-day church trial. On Monday, the Rev. Frank Schaefer was found guilty of violating church law by officiating at his son’s 2007 wedding to another man. The.
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The Council’s unanimous vote gives a public stance that they’re pushing for a change to United Methodist doctrine. At the moment, Washington Street is not violating existing church discipline, meaning.
The United Methodist Church accepts gay and lesbian members, but its Book of Discipline calls the practice of homosexuality “incompatible with Christian teaching” and bars clergy from performing.
He has said his actions were motivated by love, not defiance. The United Methodist Church accepts gay and lesbian members, but its Book of Discipline calls the practice of homosexuality “incompatible.
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The Baltimore-Washington Conference voted on a resolution to remove from the Book of Discipline the sentence, “The United Methodist Church does not condone the practice of homosexuality and considers.
Clergy and faith leaders gather outside Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia in support of Richard. acknowledge that they violated rules of the United Methodist Book of Discipline,
NEW YORK (AP) — The dispute among United Methodists. a theologically conservative Methodist movement called Good News has been pressing church leaders to act when church law, contained in the.