The United Methodist Church has defied mainline Protestant history by saying “no” to the sexual revolution in a crucial vote.
The news came as a result of action at the St. Louis meeting, there was a special general conference of the United Methodist Church—the last mainline Protestant denomination that had not fully surrendered to the LGBTQ revolution.
By a narrow vote of delegates, the denomination voted to uphold biblical standards of sexual morality, the historic teachings of the United Methodist Church consistent with 2,000 years of church history defining marriage exclusively as the union of a man and a woman.
The narrow vote does not once-for-all answer the future direction of the denomination. But it does point to the strains within just one church that are untenable and unbearable. They cannot last.
But the big news is this: A major, mainline denomination has said “no” to the sexual revolution.
Let’s see how the liberal power structures in that denomination and in others respond.