United Methodist delegates reject recognizing gay marriage

United Methodist delegates reject recognizing gay marriage

Vote may cause some to leave church
Ed Rowe, left, Rebecca Wilson, Robin Hager and Jill Zundel react to the defeat of a proposal that would allow LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage within the United Methodist Church.
Sara Isbell joins other delegates at the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday.

United Methodist delegates reject recognizing gay marriage

Ed Rowe, left, Rebecca Wilson, Robin Hager and Jill Zundel react to the defeat of a proposal that would allow LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage within the United Methodist Church.
Sara Isbell joins other delegates at the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday.

United Methodist delegates reject recognizing gay marriage

Adama Brown-Hathasway, left, The Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, both from Boston, and Ric Holladay of Kentucky join in prayer during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday. America’s second-largest Protestant denomination faces a likely fracture as delegates at the crucial meeting voted to strengthen bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ clergy.

United Methodist delegates reject recognizing gay marriage

The Rev. Gary Graves, secretary of the General Conference, moderates a discussion during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo.

United Methodist delegates reject recognizing gay marriage

The Rev. Gregory Palmer, west Ohio Bishop, speaks during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo. America’s second-largest Protestant denomination faces a likely fracture as delegates at the crucial meeting voted to strengthen bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ clergy.