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Jan 13 2020
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THE QUICK FACTSOn Friday, January 3rd, global leaders of the United Methodist Church released a plan called "A Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation".The plan details a future in which conservative churches Abridge News
Jan 03 2020
Leaders of the United Methodist Church announced a plan Friday for the church to split over divisions on gay marriage.
The leaders announced a plan Friday that will establish a “traditionalist Methodist” denomination that will continue to ban same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay or lesbian clergy members. The move comes after 53% of Methodist church leaders and lay members saidThe Daily Caller
Jun 06 2022
Seventy churches in Georgia split from the United Methodist Church (UMC) last week largely over LGBTQ issues, marking the latest in a growing divide within the third-largest Protestant denomination in the United States.
The North Georgia Conference voted last Thursday to allow the churches, most of which were in rural areas, to disaffiliate from the UMC. The process for disaffiliationFox News (Online News)
Nov 23 2022
Nearly one-third of churches split from regional Methodist church body amid ongoing schism about sexuality
Hundreds of churches split from a regional body of the United Methodist Church (UMC) over the weekend as the second-largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. continues to hemorrhage congregations.
Delegates at a special session of the UMC's North Carolina Conference voted 957-165 on Saturday to approve the departure of 249 conservative congregations in the regional body that wanted toFox News (Online News)
Apr 29 2017
The United Methodist Church’s highest court has ruled that the consecration of its first openly gay bishop violated church law, compounding a bitter rift over homosexuality that has brought the 13-million-member denomination to the brink of schism.New York Times (News)
Jul 19 2022
The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is unequivocally the main event of the recent SCOTUS decisions for the pro-family right, but those who hope to create a policy agenda that empowers parents shouldn’t neglect the undercard.
In particular, they should pay attention to last month’s SCOTUS decision in Carson v. Makin, which confirmed by a 6-3 vote that religious organizations have theThe American Conservative
Dec 21 2022
Attacks on Christian churches have nearly tripled in the last four years, according to a 84-page report released by Family Research Council (FRC) in December.
Between January 2018 and September 2022, FRC found 420 documented acts of hostility against 397 separate churches in the United States.
Many cases included incidences of vandalism, bomb threats, arson, and gun-relatedBreitbart News
Apr 11 2020
Religion in the United States is diverse with Christianity being the majority religion. Various religious faiths have flourished within the United States. A majority of Americans report that religion plays a very important role in their lives, a proportion unique among developed countries. Freedom of religion in the United States is guaranteed in the First Amendment to the United StatesWikipedia