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Methodist Church Elects Second Openly Gay Bishop and Asks Conservative Leaders to Step Down

by | Nov 14, 2022

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In 2019, the United Methodists narrowly voted in favor of holding to a biblical sexual ethic and disallowed LGBTQ clergy in the denomination after years of deliberation and battling. Believing that the denomination was headed for an inevitable split due to large amounts of UMC delegates who were in favor of LGBTQ inclusion, the denomination surprised many as a majority of the African denominational leadership staved off the total apostasy by voting against it.

But that vote wasn’t the end of it. Since then, United Methodist churches have defied the new rules banning homosexuality and many have moved forward with their gay agenda despite the threat of disciplinary actions. Lesbians have been ordained as “pastors” since then and some churches have even held “coming out” services. Needless to say, the denomination is still filled with almost fifty percent in favor of immoral sexual ethics.

The United Methodist Church, which was originally founded and rooted in the tradition of Jonathan Wesley’s teachings, has been in decline over the past few decades due to its majority-held progressive positions. While there are still a handful of more conservative-leaning congregations left, the denomination is too far gone to be redeemed.

And that was proven this past week as the United Methodist Church voted to elect its second openly-gay bishop during the November meeting. The UM News reports that “The Rev. Cedrick D. Bridgeforth, director of innovation and communication in the California-Pacific Conference, has been elected a bishop by The United Methodist Church’s Western Jurisdiction,” and boasts that he is ” the first openly gay African-American man to be elected a bishop in The United Methodist Church.”

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Interestingly, on an official level, same-sex marriage is banned by the denomination yet, according to the UM News article, Bridgeforth is “married” to another man, Christopher Hucks-Ortiz, who the article refers to as Bridgeforth’s “husband” in a picture of the two sodomites embracing each other after the vote.

Also during the vote, KATV reports that the denomination passed “non-binding measures” asking conservatives who plan to leave the denomination in the future to step down from leadership positions quickening the denomination’s descent into complete and total apostasy.

“For years, bishops have told traditionalists that there is room for everyone in the United Methodist Church,” Rev. Jay Therrell, president of the conservative Wesleyan Covenant Association told the press. “Not one single traditionalist bishop was elected. Moreover, we now have the most progressive or liberal council of bishops in the history of Methodism, period.”

Of course, anyone with any semblance of biblical discernment already saw this coming decades ago when the denomination gave up biblical authority and caved to the progressives.

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