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Council of Bishops Executive Committee urges Talbert to refrain from same-sex wedding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Executive Committee of the United Methodist Council of Bishops issued a statement today urging Bishop Melvin G. Talbert to refrain from conducting a same-sex wedding service this Saturday in Alabama. Talbert, a retired bishop and one of the architects of the “Biblical Obedience” movement of the Reconciling Ministries Network (an advocacy […]

Bishops ‘get act together’ in San Diego meeting

  Active bishops of the UMC wrapped up their meeting in San Diego on Thursday, emerging with no action items or joint statements, but insisting the time had been fruitful. The sessions at The Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa were not open to the press, though the bishops did invite press coverage of a visit they made […]