WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the United Methodist Church, gathered in five locations across the country last week for jurisdictional conferences to elect new bishops to steer America's second-largest Protestant denomination.

These meetings made clear the denomination's dramatically liberal new direction:

IRD UMAction Director John Lomperis commented:

"This is no longer your parents' United Methodist Church. Left-wing radicalism and rude intolerance of moderate and conservative church members are now increasingly dominant.


"These decisions show that widespread claims that conservatives are 'welcome to stay' really mean that liberal leaders want to take our money, but not hear our input—taxation without representation.

"These shifts will encourage more congregations to join the growing exodus from the UMC into the new Global Methodist Church." 

SOURCE Institute on Religion & Democracy



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