In Ohio, Windsor methodist church, denomination settle lawsuit

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A years-long disagreement between a local church and the denomination it was a part of for more than a century has been settled.

Donald Capper, attorney for the Windsor United Methodist Church, said Tuesday that congregation and the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church should finalize with a week or two an agreement that will allow the local church to remain open but not be a part of the Methodist fold and pay only $100 in damages.

Windsor Methodist treasurer Diane Duncan said the disagreement began several years ago when the trustees at Windsor voted to leave the Methodist conference because the local congregation objected to what it considered a more liberal turn in church doctrine, namely the ordination of [non-celibate] homosexuals.

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Posted May 21, 2010 at 6:27 am

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1. Cennydd wrote:

Katherine Jefferts Schori would NEVER agree to such a thing, since it would threaten TEC’s overblown and sacred amd much-adored “polity.”

May 21, 10:03 am | [comment link]
2. New Reformation Advocate wrote:

Yes, Cennydd, barring a miracle, the PB never would.

But thank God the West Ohio Conference of the UMC relented and settled out of court, and for a mere token amount of $100.  Too bad the court case was ever filed in the first place, but it does the heart good to hear of happy endings like this.

David Handy+

May 21, 4:15 pm | [comment link]

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