UMC finds improper voting at General Conference on LGBT issues; may affect result of disaffiliation measure

By The Christian Post

View of the stage during the United Methodist Church's special session General Conference inside the Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. | United Methodist News Service/Kathleen Barry

The United Methodist Church has found that a measure allowing churches to leave the denomination over its stance on LGBT issues was likely passed through improper voting.

A meeting of the Commission on General Conference held last week concluded that there was “credible objective evidence” that four people who were not eligible to vote on the gracious exit measure were able to cast a ballot, according to the United Methodist News Service.

This number is significant since the measure in question only passed by a two-vote majority, meaning that the vote might be nullified as a result. 

Source:The Christian Post