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Methodist church announces plan to
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Posted By: Ribicon, 1/3/2020 3:32:21 PM

Leaders of the United Methodist Church–America’s second-largest Protestant denomination–have announced plans to split the church in two after years of division over same sex marriage. The plan, if approved at the church’s worldwide conference in Minneapolis in May, would divide the denomination into two branches: a traditionalist branch that opposes gay marriage and the ordination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clergy, and a more tolerant branch that will allow same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy. The split would affect the denomination globally, church leaders said. The United Methodist Church lists more than 13 million members in the United States

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"More tolerant"; no editorializing there.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon 1/3/2020 3:33:28 PM (No. 277800)
Yet another instance where the Communists are reaching their goals to take over the USA, as stated in 1963. 26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy." 27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."
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Reply 2 - Posted by: OldBuffalo 1/3/2020 3:37:04 PM (No. 277805)
So, they're splitting up into the Christians and the "Whatever's? Or maybe they become what Flip Wilson described as "The Church of What's Happening Now"
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man 1/3/2020 3:41:30 PM (No. 277812)
Sometimes a divorce makes most sense for both parties. I am somewhat amused by the fact the name of the current church is "United" Methodist Church. I suspect the gay division will soon die since there will be few children to grow the brood. They don't want to be split off I suspect because, like all leftists, they want access to the larger pool of donations.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: voxpopuli 1/3/2020 3:52:55 PM (No. 277819)
"..in Minneapolis" WHY did i know the Cesspool of Total Degeneracy (Mogadapolis) would be involved.. if it's not somalis, it's lgbtzxyz
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/3/2020 4:05:58 PM (No. 277830)
You can make a choice in what you believe in, but Gospel is Gospel, whether you choose to believe it or not.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pook60 1/3/2020 4:16:18 PM (No. 277835)
So called ‘’Progressives’’ can’t build anything themselves. They see what the hard working and dedicated build, then set out to denigrate them and steal that which they have built. Who has the backbone to point out their covetousness and stand against their thievery!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: seamusm 1/3/2020 4:16:22 PM (No. 277836)
Sometimes you just have to wash the poop off your hands.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone 1/3/2020 4:23:16 PM (No. 277843)
Did you say that you are now attending a Methodist Church. Looks like you are going to have freedom of choice on which split to take when they hit their proposed fork in the road!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JediJerry 1/3/2020 4:27:29 PM (No. 277846)
Sacrificing Biblical teachings for political correctness. Satan one Jesus nothing.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 1/3/2020 4:29:28 PM (No. 277848)
A traditionalist branch that loves the sinner and hates the sin. And a more liberal branch that tolerates nobody that disagrees with them. Let's see whose welcome.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: kewmac 1/3/2020 4:37:11 PM (No. 277857)
The photo accompanying the article is of the congregation inside of an African Methodist Episcopal Church which has nothing to do with the United Methodist Church other than it split off from the latter a long time ago. That is some first class photo journalism there..... I was raised Methodist, but that church left me decades ago.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JHHolliday 1/3/2020 4:38:45 PM (No. 277858)
I belong to our local Methodist Church. We are quite conservative here (Georgia) and a split of some sort has become inevitable. It's probably better to go through an equitable divorce now than to keep the disagreement and acrimony boiling. The problem began when some of the leftist UM bishops agitated for requiring all the UM churches to accept what was called the 'One Church Plan' but the conference voted to keep the 'Traditional Plan' which forbids the ordaining of LBGTQ clergy and officiating at same-sex marriages. Much like the Democrat Party, the left side of the Church doesn't want to accept the result of a fair election. Our local Presbyterian Church split on the same controversy. Just as well that those who want to keep the Gospel let those who don't go their own way.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: LesUNo 1/3/2020 4:49:40 PM (No. 277869)
One either believes in the tenets set forth in the Bible or not. Perhaps a split was inevitable. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING is fluid today.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: qr4j 1/3/2020 4:51:45 PM (No. 277870)
The picture that appears near the top of the article portrays congregants of the "Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church" (AME Church) holding hands. The folks at Reuters don't know enough about Methodists to realize that the AME Church is NOT part of the United Methodist Church (UMC); it is a separate denomination entirely and has been since it was founded in 1816. The UMC was founded in 1968 as a merger of The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Why bring this up? It demonstrates yet again how little the lamestream media know and care about religion, especially the Christian variety.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Tennman 1/3/2020 5:02:30 PM (No. 277880)
More correctly into Christian, Biblical and secular, heathen branches.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: JimBob 1/3/2020 5:07:37 PM (No. 277885)
"divide the denomination into two branches: a traditionalist branch that opposes gay marriage and the ordination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clergy, and a perverted branch that will allow same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy" There. Fixed if for ya.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bubby 1/3/2020 5:09:10 PM (No. 277888)
Notice how "anti" is always used by the msm when describing anything they disagree with anti-abortion vs pro-life, anti-gay vs pro-marriage (not the Supreme Court definition)!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 1/3/2020 5:27:03 PM (No. 277899)
A week and a half ago there was a shockingly small turnout at the Christmas Eve Service at my UMC Congregation. At first I was baffled as to why attendance was down so much, but eventually the light bulb went off. The question I then had was which side was it that had begun to bail on the congregation. Was it the libtards who were angered and embittered at having failed to turn the UMC into a "gay old time," or was it my fellow Traditionalists who could read the writing on the wall and had no desire to remain in a church where they are outnumbered three to one? I have a gut feeling about who have departed, and if this split goes down as this article predicts, I likely will be joining them in looking for a new church home.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: hammondb3 1/3/2020 5:46:02 PM (No. 277908)
I was a musician at a Methodist Church in the 1980's and for about three years filled in as a youth leader. I sort of butt heads with the pastor when he came down on me for not using official UMC teaching materials. He gave me a handful of what the official stuff... Let me tell you. If you were down and out and at the bottom of your barrel, and were saying to yourself "what can I possibly do to turn my life around and get right with God", you did not stand a snow ball's chance in hell of getting ANYTHING from the crap that the UMC was putting out. BUT, if you wanted to know how to organize a march against nuclear proliferation... it was all there for you. This split should have happened in the 80's because that was when it was readily apparent what was going on. Not that I give either side of the split much chance of really flourishing.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: anniebc 1/3/2020 5:48:21 PM (No. 277910)
They went out from us because they were not a part of us to begin with.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/3/2020 6:02:18 PM (No. 277920)
The Untied* Methodists are asking parishioners to choose between carnal sin and apostasy. (Both lead to the same place, eventually) This brings a little more excitement to the hostess whos says, ''Name your poison." *not a typo*
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Reply 22 - Posted by: TJ54 1/3/2020 6:10:56 PM (No. 277926)
Sounds like an atheist wrote this piece
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Reply 23 - Posted by: web 1/3/2020 6:14:32 PM (No. 277931)
They were very tolerant in Sodom and Gomorrah. God, not so much.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: RuckusTom 1/3/2020 6:19:08 PM (No. 277932)
Goody. They're at least going from non-Christian to non-Christian and Christian.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Muguy 1/3/2020 6:22:51 PM (No. 277936)
A person's status as "saved" is between that person and the Almighty. Scripture is clear on these matters, but it is not up to me to judge. However, when the Church feels it must become like the World to win the World, it has not won the World, the World has won. Romans 12:2 "And do not be conformed to this World, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind, that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DVC 1/3/2020 6:27:00 PM (No. 277942)
Call the homosexual branch something else.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: udanja99 1/3/2020 6:49:19 PM (No. 277964)
Gee, I wonder which group will survive...
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Reply 28 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/3/2020 6:51:57 PM (No. 277966)
As a Jew I do not think highly of Methodists. For obvious reasons. Look it up millennials. Deal with the homosexuals in whatever way you wish except the way Muslims do.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Jethro bo 1/3/2020 7:16:21 PM (No. 277984)
I like it. Let the market decide. How unprogressive to allow freedom of choose. What happen to the liberals running that church?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Salt5792 1/3/2020 7:38:27 PM (No. 278004)
Surprising that the 1% who are perverts can wreck a major religion.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: LadyHen 1/3/2020 8:08:34 PM (No. 278028)
The fight over property and assets could be pretty ugly. I know both moderate and liberal Methodists. All the Conservatives left years ago.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 1/3/2020 8:32:18 PM (No. 278048)
They should offer the liberals all buildings and cash...all we want is the exclusive right to the name. Just don't ever call yourselves Methodists, because we have to face our grandparents when we get to heaven and explain what we let happen!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: MSUDoc 1/3/2020 8:36:51 PM (No. 278051)
If there’s a traditional liturgy and faithfulness to the Bible, and they get rid of woman ministers (because it will inevitably lead to gay acceptance), then I (and my donations) may be in.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Pammie 1/3/2020 9:01:36 PM (No. 278079)
If the Bible calls it a sin, your opinion doesn't matter!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/4/2020 12:44:17 AM (No. 278177)
So much for the bible. Today, it's all about feelings.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 1/4/2020 3:49:58 PM (No. 278821)
Apparently the Methodist church hierarchy uses a different bible than the rest of us. Watering down the Word to attract a larger membership ($$$) never works out well.
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