Mainline Denominations

ELCA becomes first mainline denomination in US to install trans-identified bishop

"The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has installed Rev. Megan Rohrer as the first openly transgender bishop to serve in the liberal mainline Protestant denomination’s history." - CPost

(See also AP/ChurchLeaders)

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UK-based Methodist Church votes to approve gay marriage, recognize cohabitating couples

"The conference voted 256-45 to allow its ministers to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies .... Regarding cohabitation, the conference approved a resolution stating that it 'recognises that the love of God is present' either 'through informal cohabitation or a more formal commitment entered into publicly.'" - C.Post

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United Methodists reschedule meeting — and decision on splitting — again

"The United Methodist Church has once again postponed its quadrennial meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delaying further a widely anticipated vote by delegates from across the globe on a proposal to split the denomination over the inclusion of LGBTQ members." - BPNews

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