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One of the aspects of separating church matters from state matters is that the Methodists can decide upon their criteria for their clergy without interference from those of us who are not Methodists. They have that right.

That said, if this bishop gets fed up serving a denomination who treats her as less than human merely on the basis of her sexual orientation, an inherent and immutable characteristic, she can always come over to the Presbyterians. They don’t twist scripture to fit a homophobic agenda.

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