Why United Methodists Should Split Over Same-Sex ‘Marriage’


by Jennifer LeClaire

There’s a sharp division among the United Methodist Church—so sharp, indeed, that it threatens to slice the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States in half. And maybe that’s just what needs to happen.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe it would be a sad day, indeed, if the United Methodist Church split over an issue—same-sex ‘marriage’—that is so crystal clear in the Bible and is forbidden in the denomination (see Lev. 18:22; Matt. 19:5). I don’t want to see this happen! And I’m glad that John and Charles Wesley, founders of the Methodist movement, aren’t here to witness what appears to be the deterioration of a denomination birthed in prayer in the 1700s. Although perhaps the story would be different if these bold intercessors were still among us.

We previously covered how a group of 80 pastors is suggesting the United Methodist denomination is facing an imminent split because of an inability to resolve long-standing theological disputes about sexuality and church doctrine.

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