Bishop’s Meeting Disrupted

Meeting InteruptedLGBTQ activists disrupted a closed-door meeting of United Methodist bishops to protest perceived discrimination against them within the denomination.

Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) United Methodist Director John Lomperis observed in his analysis of the Human Sexuality Commission, published on October 31, that LGBTQ Methodists had already acquired more than proportional representation on the commission. “Considering that likely no more than two percent of United Methodists (if that) self-identify as LGBTQ, this rather tiny demographic getting three out of 32 slots (nearly 10 percent) is quite an over-representation,” Lomperis wrote.

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