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Methodists Nominate 3 Openly Gay Candidates for Bishop

By Emily McFarlan Miller At its quadrennial meeting last month, the United Methodist Church decided not to take up contentious LGBT issues. But that’s not stopping its regional conferences from making decisions on their own. Two U.S. jurisdictions will consider three openly gay candidates for bishop next month. The Rev. Karen Oliveto, the Rev. Frank […]

Reconciling Ministries Network responds to Schaefer trial

The Executive Director of the Reconciling Ministries Network issued a statement early this morning on the network’s RMNBlog.org suggesting that the Rev. Frank Schaefer, the United Methodist pastor found guilty this week of presiding at the wedding of his gay son was an inspiring force in the efforts to make the UMC more inclusive to […]

Reconciling Ministries Network director responds to the Council of Bishops Executive Committee

In a statement released on RMNBlog (the blog site for the Reconciling Ministries Network(RMN))  Matt Barryman, RMN Executive Director expressed disappointment with the October 23 letter from the United Methodist Council of Bishops Executive Committee asking Bishop Melvin G. Talbert to refrain from performing a same-sex wedding ceremony this Saturday. Berryman focused particularly on the […]

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