I grew up United Methodist. Did you know that? It’s true. Every time we lived in the US we were a part of a large United Methodist church here in Greenville.
Currently, the UMC governing laws prohibits clergy from marrying gay couples. The United Methodist governing body has, to the best of my understanding, simply not addressed the issue at the last several conferences in which a rule like this might be examined or overturned.
I get it. It’s a hot-button issue.
I don’t, FOR THE LIFE OF ME, get why, though.