Because some churches are performing marriages for all parishioners and allowing LGBTQ+ people to serve as clergy members, one church is discussing leaving the conference.
Churches that support LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage would remain Methodist, while those opposed would form a new denomination.
An official church body in the state has rejected the idea of an apology, but some Methodists are going ahead with their own.
The church's Judicial Council OK'd the retention of bans on gay clergy and same-sex marriages.
While seeking to make faith communities LGBTQ-inclusive, we must also confront racism, misogyny, and other oppressive ideologies, writes Rev. M Barclay.
Andrew Ponder, active in the church since he was 14, on how the Methodist rejection of LGBTQ people stung him.
After the denomination's leadership embraced bigotry, LGBTQ Methodists find themselves at a crossroads.