FROM Karen Oliveto
United Methodists Divided over LGBT Rights The United Methodist Church is America's third largest faith group after the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention, and like them, it's struggling over LGBT rights. That's become all too clear at this week's General Conference in Portland, Oregon. Photo: David Goehring Dr. Karen Oliveto is a lesbian and Senior Pastor at the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco. She's also one of 864 delegates from all over the world, and joins us to talk about the challenges of being a global religion in 2016.
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