@RNS @HuffPost – United Methodist Church Faces Schism Over Same-Sex Marriage Doctrine

United Methodist Church Faces Schism Over Same-Sex Marriage Doctrine

Posted: 05/27/2014 12:51 pm EDT Updated: 05/27/2014 12:59 pm EDT

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

(RNS) Will the United Methodist Church soon have to drop the “United” part of its name?

A group of 80 pastors is suggesting that the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination is facing an imminent split because of an inability to resolve long-standing theological disputes about sexuality and church doctrine.

But more than lamenting the current divisions, the pastors indicated there is little reason to think reconciliation — or even peaceful coexistence — could be found. Like a couple heading to divorce court, the pastors cited “irreconcilable differences” that can’t be mended.

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