United Methodists

How denominations split: Lessons for Methodists from Baptist battles of the ’80s

"Now that the Methodists have reached the precipice, the very complicated organizational work of division has to get underway, and one thing is sure: Nothing will happen quickly. Whatever division happens will unfold at multiple levels over at least a decade." - RNS

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Methodist Church Will Meet to Decide on Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT Ordination

"The upcoming three-day meeting of the top legislative assembly of the United Methodist Church (UMC) to be convened on February 24 will in all probability determine whether the second biggest Protestant denomination in the United States will split due to differences in opinions regarding same-sex marriage." - World Religion News

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Conservatives greatly outnumber liberals in the United Methodist Church: poll

"In findings released earlier this month, the survey found that 44 percent of respondents identified as 'Conservative-Traditional,' 28 percent identified as 'Moderate-Centrist,' 20 percent identified as 'Progressive-Liberal,' and 8 percent identified as 'unsure.'" - Christian Post

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Methodism’s Neutron Bomb

United Methodist Church Leadership Endorses Plan to Soften Stance Against Homosexuality

"Over the past couple of years, the UMC has sought a resolution to the debate over its official position against homosexuality, gay marriage, and the ordination of openly gay individuals. In February 2019, the denomination will hold a special session of General Conference to determine what, if any, changes they will make to their official position on LGBT issues." CPost

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