Kathy Sheridan Kathy Sheridan: Records on the United Methodist website show that he was not elected as a delegate or alternate when the church community in East Congo decided its delegation last year. United Methodists have one of the oldest religious populations in the country, with a median age of Ursula Halligan and Pat Carey have inspired people to reveal their sexuality, says support network. Earlier, delegates also had defeated the One Church Plan, which would have allowed individual churches to decide how they handle issues of same-sex weddings and the sexuality of their clergy.
Colum Kenny NO:
Marina Yugay, a member from Russia, said that her concerns about same-sex marriage had made her uncomfortable with the more progressive direction of many American Methodists. Tom Berlin of Virginia — who compared it to a virus that would cause a dire sickness in America's Methodist community. And they will do weddings; they will break the Book of Discipline; there will be trials; it will be in the news," he said, adding that the focus will shift away from any good the church accomplishes. Marriage vote turnout in top five of all referendums Divorce, abortion, joining the EU, changing the electoral system had more voters.
Voting integrity matters not just for the outcome of the vote, but for the fair representation of all churches.