Controversial Methodist vote addressed by pastor


Allison Byerley

The controversy surrounding the United Methodist Church should not have much of an impact locally, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t concerns.

At issue is a vote by the church’s general conference last week which prohibits same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. The vote came in spite of a recommendation from a specially-formed panel to adopt the “One Church Plan.”

“Very little will change,” said Pastor Allison Byerley of the Mariposa United Methodist Church.

With that b...

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