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UM Coalition asks bishops to call for Bishop Karen Oliveto’s resignation

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (UMNS) —A coalition of unofficial United Methodist groups that support the denomination’s current prohibition against ordaining “self-avowed practicing homosexuals,” have asked the United Methodist Council of Bishops to request the resignation of Bishop Karen Oliveto, a married lesbian elected last week. In a statement released on July 18, they also asked the bishops to expedite the appointment of members to a commission that will examine all church laws on human sexuality.
Read the statement