United Methodists

United Methodist Church Delegates Defy Church Rules to Elect First Openly Gay Bishop

"A rift has emerged in the United Methodist Church after delegates in the Western Jurisdictional Conference defied the Church's prohibition of homosexuality on Friday to elect the Rev. Karen Oliveto as its first openly gay bishop."

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"The people called United Methodists cannot recall who they are, if indeed most of our present members ever knew ... They are no longer rooted in scripture or in any recognizable version of Methodism’s theological vision."

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