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Anti-Gay Methodists Seek Censure Of Pro-Gay Bishop

In May, the Methodist Church ruled at its General Conference that same-sex couples are “incompatible with Christian teaching,” but many ministers did not agree with this decision. One in particular, Bishop Melvin Talbert, called on ministers to perform pastor duties, including enacting marriages, to gays and lesbians in “An Act of Biblical Obedience.” Now, anti-gay activists are calling on the Church to censure Talbert for “encouraging dissension, disunity, and obedience, and advocating anarchy and chaos.” A Facebook group called “I Stand with Bishop Talbert” has been rallying support, and a large group of Methodist ministers have pledged to similarly perform same-sex weddings.

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