Readers React: Church Riven Over Gay Clergy

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN April 30, 2017 Members of the United Methodist Church learned over the weekend that their top court had issued strong rebukes on Friday against three of the church’s regions for allowing openly gay clergy and a bishop to serve. The...

Methodist High Court Rejects First Openly Gay Bishop’s Consecration

The church’s highest court has ruled that the consecration of its first openly gay bishop violated church law, compounding a bitter rift over homosexuality.