Go Methodists!

I hope the orthodox/traditional Methodists win out over the heterodox/progressive
elements.

Methodists
Order Review of Lesbian Case

By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press Writer

PITTSBURGH – United Methodists ordered their top court to review the case of a lesbian
pastor after the court ruled Saturday that gay sex violates Christian teaching.

The denomination’s General Conference voted 551-345 to direct the Judicial Council to review the case of the Rev. Karen Dammann, whose avowed homosexuality led to church charges of committing practices “incompatible with Christian teaching.”

Methodist
Court Says Gay Clergy Prohibited

Wash. Pastor Can Remain, for Now
By Alan Cooperman, Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, May 2, 2004; Page A22

“The highest court in the United Methodist Church ruled yesterday that church law
unambiguously says the practice of homosexuality is ‘incompatible with Christian
teaching’ and a ‘chargeable offense’ for Methodist ministers.”