Judicial Council Rules on Gay Bishop

The Judicial Council (the United Methodist version of the Supreme Court) has ruled that the consecration of self-avowed practicing homosexual is contrary to church law. The ruling was long and complicated, but you can learn more about it here. You can also read the response of Great Plains Bishop Saenz here. I’m still processing, so I don’t yet have that much to add except that I’m disappointed, but not surprised.

Links: www.umc.org/news-and-media/consecration-of-gay-bishop-against-church-law and
www.greatplainsumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-saenz-issues-statement-on-judicial-council-ruling-8112539