After adecision that found the Rev. Amy DeLong guilty of one charge and not guilty of another, the church trial court began to hear presentations related to the possible penalties. Counsels for the church and for DeLong are expected to make final arguments in the morning. The jury will then begin deliberating. More information will be posted as soon as possible.
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Commentary: Are United Methodists ignoring Wesley?
Methodism founder John Wesley implored us to ‘do no harm.’ John Yeaman feels the denomination’s stance on homosexuality ignores that rule.
Lessons from other denominational divides
United Methodist ecumenical partners Episcopalians, Lutherans and Presbyterians all have faced their own splits related to homosexuality and the Bible. Here is an overview of their experiences.