GC Postponed
Delegates and visitors listen to debate on petitions at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. The third postponement of the 2020 General Conference to 2024 has provoked strong reactions across The United Methodist Church. At the same time, a breakaway denomination is getting ready to launch. (File photo by Maile Bradfield, UM News.)

Questions, Anger Follow General Conference Delay

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Why not mail-in balllots?

If mail-in ballots were good enough for the U.S. 2020 presidential election why not use them in this instance. Just mail out ballots to every conference delegate and appoint a committee made up of equal numbers of "progressives" and "traditionalists" to oversee the receipt and counting. There's only one question of importance - to separate, graciously we hope, or not. I don't see why this is so difficult

Dan 64 days ago

Obviously.

Pass the Protocol. That is the main issue facing the UMC. Your response is the obvious mechanism by which the main issue facing the UMC may be resolved. How odd it is that the very method so often defended by the left in the recent presidential election cycle is by them distrusted for something so routine as a General Conference vote on the Protocol. It is not unlike using various parliamentary rules to prevent voting on a judicial appointment ... until a new president was elected. But of course, that would mean that the entire business of General Conference was merely a struggle of social/political interests.

bthomas 64 days ago

An excellent report but terrible news

So the Conference "could not go forward this year because of long waits for visas" ... This was political by liberals and centrists who want to frustrate the traditional churches and members. We know this because the conference doesn't require visas -- we live in the Zoom era after all -- and because this will likely keep happening every year until all the "trads" are gone, leaving the UMC intact (so to speak). This decision reflects the extremely short-sighted, partisan and humanistic views of liberals and most centrists in the UMC.

David Kingsworthy 67 days ago

negative adjective overload

"This decision reflects the extremely short-sighted, partisan and humanistic views of liberals and most centrists in the UMC." I get it, you don't like it, however I recommend finding the lyrics to the song by Bret Martin; "Who do I have to hate to be your friend?"

w f meiklejohn 67 days ago