Click here for more. The traditionalist Institute on Religion & Democracy calls such “high-profile, public insistence by the Council on accountability for one of its own is unprecedented in modern UMC history.” In addition to the inevitable calls for further “conversation” (insert eye-rolling here) and task forces, the bishops wrote:
We respectfully request that Bishop Wenner, President of the Council of Bishops, and Bishop Wallace-Padgett, Resident Bishop of the North Alabama Conference, address the action of Bishop Talbert and file a complaint under the provisions of Paragraph 413 for undermining the ministry of a colleague (Paragraph 2702.1f) and conducting a ceremony to celebrate the marriage of a same gender couple (Paragraph 2702.1b) within the bounds of the North Alabama Conference.
I’ve read that this counts as a win for people like me who support our Book of Discipline. I’ll take it.