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Africans quit United Methodist Church over same-sex marriage

June 04, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: The United Methodist Church has lost over 1 million members, as the denomination’s branch in Ivory Coast broke with the worldwide group. Bishop Benjamin Boni, who leads 1.2 million members of the Protestant group in the African country, said that the United Methodist leadership is “deviating from the Holy Scriptures,” after the group voted to allow for homosexual pastors and to recognize same-sex marriages.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jun. 06, 2024 1:23 AM ET USA

    According to the Vatican response to the African rejection of Fiducia Supplicans, the African protest to the United Methodist's change in moral doctrine is a purely cultural phenomenon, not a protest against the ecclesial body's move away from one of the moral pillars of true religion. The Vatican and the United Methodist ecclesial body are either out of touch with reality or something worse.