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Methodist Gay Marriage

Methodist Church Approves Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Same-sex partners can’t marry in a United Methodist Church. But if one of the spouses works at one of the denomination’s 13 general agencies...

This Bishop Risked His Career To Officiate A Same-Sex Marriage

Religion News Service | Renee K. Gadoua | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Complaints have been filed against a United Methodist bishop who presided over a same-sex wedding of two men in defiance of his denomination’s...

Trial Delayed Indefinitely For Pastor Who Officiated Gay Wedding

Religious News Service | Renee K. Gadoua | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The trial of a retired United Methodist pastor and former Yale Divinity School dean accused of breaking church law by performing a gay wedding h...

Methodists Hit Crisis Point Over Gay Marriage

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook, pitting clergy who ...

Jury Convicts Methodist Pastor For Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion

SPRING CITY, Pa. (AP) — A United Methodist minister was convicted Monday in a Pennsylvania church trial of breaking church law by officiating at his...

Methodist Gay Marriage Debate Hits Court

Religion News Service | Renee K. Gadoua | Posted 10.23.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The United Methodist Church’s highest court gathers for its semiannual meeting in Baltimore on Wednesday, as the denomination confronts a grow...

Methodist Ministers Openly Defy Church Law, Prompt Rulings Review

Religion News Service | Katherine Burgess | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Facing a wave of open defiance to church law, the top court of the United Methodist Church is set to consider rulings challenging chu...

Methodists To Debate Gay Clergy And Same-Sex Unions

Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) As nearly 1,000 delegates from across the world gather in Tampa, Fla., for the United Methodist Church...

Group Of Methodist Ministers Succumb To Gay Agenda!

John Shore | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Imagine my excitement when I ogled these words: "In unprecedented move, network of 900+ bypasses denomination's ban to reach out directly to LGBT people."

200 Methodist Clergy Vow To Bless Same-Sex Unions

Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

Some 200 United Methodist clergy of the church's Northern Illinois Conference have pledged to bless same-sex unions in violation of the church's polic...

Wis. Pastor Amy Delong Accepts Punishment For Conducting Gay Union

AP | By DINESH RAMDE | Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion

MILWAUKEE -- A gay Methodist pastor who was suspended for officiating at a same-sex union said Friday that her church trial this week was a positive e...

Methodist Pastor Found Guilty Of Marrying Gays

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion

MILWAUKEE — Methodist pastors who have defied a church ban on marrying gays were dealt a setback Wednesday when clergy members hearing a church ...

Methodist Clergy Defy Gay Marriage Ban

AP | By DINESH RAMDE | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion

MILWAUKEE -- A growing number of pastors in the United Methodist Church say they're no longer willing to obey a church rule that prohibits them from o...