Bohn, a retired pastor, said he is one of a number of Mennonites who are discovering they have non-Mennonite branches in their family tree that were “grafted” into Anabaptism when indentured servitude was common in colonial America.
To one of the worshipers, the disconnect between words and actions symbolized a problem.
“We say things that we don’t do,” said Cherith Fee-Nordling, a professor of theology at Northern Seminary . . .
The voting options, to stay or to withdraw, are being submitted by the conference’s Executive Committee. Leaving MC USA would be a constitutional change and require a two-thirds majority.
No conference has withdrawn from MC USA in the denomination’s 12-year history.