United Methodist Church vote keeps gay clergy, marriage bans

United Methodist Church vote keeps gay clergy, marriage bans

Delegates to a conference of The United Methodist Church, America’s second-largest Protestant denomination, have rejected a move to ease the faith’s ban on same-sex marriage and gay clergy. Voters defeated a proposal that would have let regional and local church bodies decide for themselves on gay-friendly policies.

David O'Doherty
David O'Doherty 1 year

Once you cross that threshold you're not a real Christian denomination anymore, you're a joke. Read your Romans and Leviticus people!

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 1 year

Sodomy is a sin everyone, it's as simple as that.

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 1 year

Good news for normal folks.

Tommy Hawkins
Tommy Hawkins 1 year

As a Methodist for over 50 years, I am thankful that the Church decided to stay Wesleyan.

Hannibal 1 year

It would be Pravda on the Hudson (NYT) that claims banning gay clergy and marriage ceremonies would hurt the Methodist Church. Good on Reuters for sticking to facts.

IIZard 1 year

Wtf? A church that sticks to some principles? And no, they're not stopping you from being gay.

DarkWarrior633 1 year

Ha gayyyyyyyy!

MyOpinionIsNotImportant 1 year

I personally believe religion is fiction but I respect peoples beliefs ... I you don't agree with the values then you don't have to be part of the congregation... plain and simple.

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Good. Who even proposed the idea though???

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 1 year


Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 1 year

Hell in a handbasket

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