261 Georgia congregations leave the United Methodist Church over a divide on LGBTQ issues

Bishop Robin Dease, the leader of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, presides over a special session on Saturday, November 18. CNN —

The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church voted Saturday to accept the decision of 261 congregations to leave the denomination over a divide on LGBTQ issues.

“I realize how sad this time is for many, including myself,” said Bishop Robin Dease, the leader of the conference. “I just hate that those who are leaving us, I will not have the opportunity to meet or to be with.”The churches are breaking from the UMC […]

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