Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Married Lesbian Ordained as Methodist Bishop, 'Led by the Holy Spirit'

From Charisma News-

The Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church consecrated a married lesbian bishop in a move that could split the denomination. 

Greater Northwest Episcopal Area Bishop Grant Hagiya claims the Holy Spirit led the move that the church bylaws expressly forbid. 

"We understand there may be some political implications, but in our mind this was the best person. It was not a question of (sexual) orientation, it was a question of who was the best spiritual leader. The body spoke and said 'Yes, this is the one.' " Hagiya said.

Yet the denomination's Book of Discipline cites "self-avowed practicing homosexuals are not to be certified as candidates, ordained as ministers, or appointed to serve in The United Methodist Church." 

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