African Methodists Save The Day For Traditional Marriage
The February Methodist general conference held in St. Louis met to vote on an agenda that included gay marriage and ordination of LGBTQ in the church. By a vote of 55% to 45% the measure was defeated. In addition a vote was taken to uphold the traditional teachings of the church which passed by 53% to 47%. This was to the chagrin of the majority of the U.S. bishops who supported the liberal agenda.
How did this happen? Forty-two percent of the delegates at the February general conference come from abroad. (Africans being the majority) U.S. conservatives where able to defeat the liberal agenda combined with the African vote. Read the full article for some surprising facts about the African Methodist Church and Methodism in America.
Thanks to Bill MeHaffey for the article.