UMC high court rules annual conferences cannot leave denomination amid ongoing LGBT debate

The United Methodist Church’s highest court has ruled that annual conferences, the regional bodies of the denomination that are headed by bishops, cannot unilaterally disaffiliate from the Church.

UMC high court rules annual conferences cannot leave denomination amid ongoing LGBT debate
The United Methodist Church’s highest court has ruled that annual conferences, the regional bodies of the denomination that are headed by bishops, cannot unilaterally disaffiliate from the Church.