Is the "practice of homosexuality" compatible with Christian teaching? That question is at the center of a debate between progressive and conservative members of the United Methodist Church, one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States. This debate is taking place at the same time that states and the U.S. Supreme Court are considering whether same-sex marriages are constitutional.
"A Church Divided" introduces viewers to the clergy, the couples, and the congregations battling to influence the Methodists' official policy towards gays and lesbians. This documentary was produced in collaboration with KQED.
Producer: Adithya Sambamurthy
Reporter: Matt Smith
Camera and Editing: Adithya Sambamurthy
Sound: Michael Barnitt
Supervising editor: David Ritsher
Senior Producer: Stephen Talbot
Executive Producers: Joanne Jennings and Sharon Tiller
A CIR/KQED Co-production. 2013.