gay marriage B-N Pastor Welcomes Methodist Shift Allowing LGBTQ Inclusion By Eric Stock • Jan 3, 2020 Eric Stock / WGLT A pastor at one of Bloomington-Normal's largest United Methodist churches said he believes a proposed split in the global church's stance on same-sex weddings and gay clergy won't divide his church. Pride Kickoff Recognizes 50th Anniversary Of Stonewall Riots By Colleen Reynolds • Jun 3, 2019 Colleen Reynolds / WGLT Isaac Hollis strutted his way up the steps of the McLean County Museum of History on Saturday in 4-inch, patent leather, thigh-high boots. “So before I get started, can I get everybody to give me their best yazzzzz?" Some B-N Methodist Church Leaders Join 'Resist' Movement By Eric Stock • May 27, 2019 Charlie Riedel / AP Several Methodist church leaders in Bloomington-Normal are joining a national effort to formally resist the global church's recent efforts to strengthen bans against gay clergy and same-sex weddings. Bloomington Church 'Turns Pain Into Action,' Grows After Anti-LGBTQ Vote By Eric Stock • May 1, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT A United Methodist Church pastor in Bloomington said her congregation has grown in spite of the church's recent decision to uphold bans on gay clergy and same sex weddings. B-N Methodist Pastors Struggle with Anti-LGBTQ Vote By Eric Stock • Mar 1, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT United Methodist ministers in Bloomington-Normal say the global church’s decision to double-down on its policy banning same-sex marriage and gay and lesbian clergy runs counter to their message that the church is welcome to everyone.