Church disobedience in support of gay marriage widens rift in United Methodist church

  • Article by: RACHEL ZOLL , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 9, 2014 - 11:50 AM

NEW YORK — The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook, pitting clergy who are presiding at gay weddings in defiance of church law against proponents of traditional marriage who are trying to stop them.

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