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General Conference organisers have appointed a task force to investigate possible improper voting at the recently completed special session of The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking body. The multinational Commission on the General Conference held an emergency meeting by teleconference March 16, after a preliminary review found that “a very limited number” of ineligible people potentially […]
On Saturday, 29 April, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, released the following statement in response to the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) decision to rescind the appointment of openly lesbian Bishop, Karen Oliveto. Oliveto’s appointment was challenged earlier this year by the South Central Jurisdiction […]
The United Methodist group, charged with bridging divisions around homosexuality, spent its first meeting recently mainly getting to know and trust each other, but also took first steps toward possible outcomes, according to Heather Hahn of UMNS (United Methodist News Service). The ‘Commission on a Way Forward’, which includes 32 United Methodists from nine countries, […]
Rev Karen Oliveto (58) is the first openly gay person to be elected bishop by the United Methodist Church, in contravention of church rules. Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued the following statement regarding the results of the Episcopal election at the Western Jurisdictional Conference of The United […]
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, the Human Rights Campaign in the US has pointed out that religious leaders have stood united against hate and in support of the LGBTQ community. Prominent Christian religious leaders have preached compassion and understanding. The Rev. Al Sharpton wrote in a Huffington Post blog post that he has […]
The Mormon church has dealt another body-blow to its LGBT brethern. The new rulebook states that same-sex marriages or same-sex couples should be ousted from the church, and in a particularly cynical addendum, it states that children of gay relationships should not receive blessings from the church, nor be baptised at age eight.