(Our neighboring Methodist congregation was one of the first to bail over things they were expected to ’embrace.’ One could easily imagine John Wesley taking the knotted cord to the leaders of today’s woke UMC – DD)
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United Methodists lose a fifth of US churches in schism driven by defiance of LGBTQ bans
(New York Post) – More than 6,000 United Methodist congregations — a fifth of the US total — have received permission to leave the denomination amid a schism over theology and the role of LGBTQ people in the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination.
Those figures emerge following the close of regular meetings in June for the denomination’s regional bodies, known as annual conferences.
The departures began with a trickle in 2019 — when the church created a four-year window of opportunity for US congregations to depart over LGBTQ-related issues — and cascaded to its highest level this year.
Church law forbids the marriage or ordination of “self-avowed, practicing homosexuals,” but many conservatives have chosen to leave amid growing defiance of those bans in many US churches and conferences.
Many of the departing congregations are joining the Global Methodist Church, a denomination created last year by conservatives breaking from the UMC, while others are…