General Conference: Washington Post Quotes our Pastor

(From the Washington Post Feb. 28, 2019):

Dumbarton United Methodist Church is the oldest United Methodist congregation in Washington, D.C., dating back almost 200 years before the United Methodist denomination was created — even back before the United States was created.

On Wednesday, when the church’s minister, the Rev. Mary Kay Totty, traveled back to Washington from a groundbreaking meeting in St. Louis where the denomination decided to uphold its opposition to same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy, she thought that centuries-old history might be at a breaking point.

“To think of not being Methodist,” she said, then stopped, unable to complete the sentence. Dumbarton voted to affirm gay worshipers more than 30 years ago, and the church has performed 20 same-sex marriages since 2010, breaking the rules of the denomination every time. Now such actions will be met with much harsher penalties.

Full article here.