posted on 11/20/2013 6:41:52 AM PST
The UMC Council of Bishops statement calls for charges to be filed against Talbert for both "conducting a ceremony to celebrate the marriage of a same gender couple" and "undermining the ministry of a colleague." Conducting such ceremonies is expressly prohibited in the church's governing Book of Discipline, which all ordained UMC clergy have vowed to uphold.
posted on 11/20/2013 6:42:21 AM PST
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posted on 11/20/2013 6:48:10 AM PST
by Travis McGee
Good to see the church turning toward the right and the light.
posted on 11/20/2013 6:51:16 AM PST
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I think the Methodists took a good long look at the Episcopalian Debacle, and decided that they simply did not want to go down that road.
Makes sense - they have a long history of NOT following the Episcopalians :-D
posted on 11/20/2013 6:52:54 AM PST
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Sure would be nice if the Catholic Church would grow some balls and do this.
I thought Methodists loved homos, big time.
posted on 11/20/2013 8:36:44 AM PST
by the OlLine Rebel
(Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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