NEWS STORY: Methodist bishops break ranks on ordaining gays

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c. 1996 Religion News Service (RNS)-Declaring that it is”time to break the silence,”15 United Methodist bishops have called on their 8.6 million-member denomination to allow the church to ordain homosexuals to the ministry. But the dissenting bishops pledged they would not commit ecclesiastical disobedience by ordaining gays to the clergy and affirmed they would uphold […]

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