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Statement from the Bishops

August, 2016

Council of Bishops president Rosemarie Wenner tells dozens of demonstrators for full inclusion of gays and lesbians in The United Methodist Church that the denomination's bishops feel their pain. Several dozen demonstrators took over the plenary floor of the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla., on May 3 after the body reaffirmed the church's stance on homosexuality. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Council of Bishops president Rosemarie Wenner tells dozens of demonstrators for full inclusion of gays and lesbians in The United Methodist Church that the denomination's bishops feel their pain. Several dozen demonstrators took over the plenary floor of the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla., on May 3 after the body reaffirmed the church's stance on homosexuality.

by Art McClanahan
May 3, 2012

Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, President of the Council of Bishops, offered a pastoral statement from the Bishops as the Thursday afternoon session reconvened. (audio recorded from the floor of the Conference)