Lesbian UMC Bishop Says She Would ‘Hate to See Schism’ Over Homosexuality

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An openly lesbian United Methodist bishop whose election was recently declared a violation of church law says that she does not want to see a schism in her denomination over its debate on homosexuality.

For the past several years, the United Methodist Church has experienced intense internal issues over the debate on whether the Mainline Protestant church should change its stance against homosexuality.

Bishop Karen Oliveto told National Public Radio in an interview on Sunday that she would not like to see the denomination split apart over the debate.

“I would hate to see schism. And here’s why: I believe that there are essentials, and John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, said there’s essentials that we must agree on. And they are things like our understanding of the Holy Trinity, the role of sacraments,” said Oliveto.

“And then there are opinions, which we can disagree on and still live together with. And I think we’ve raised the opinion — our opinion on human sexuality and homosexuality — to an essential.”

Oliveto went on to state that she wanted the UMC to remain a single denomination, as an example for the rest of the country to follow.

“I’m looking around, especially U.S. culture right now, and we are being invited to other one another — to make some of us in and some of us out, to talk about us versus them. This is a very dangerous time in our country,” continued Oliveto. … read more

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