They are both Christian, raised Methodist, and they have never felt unwelcome at their church.
Shuai spent Christmas on the maternity ward at Methodist hospital in Indianapolis.
A Methodist bishop has officiated at a same-sex marriage in Alabama.
"One of a new kind of puritans lately arisen, so called from their profession to live by rules and in constant method" [Johnson]. Protestant religious sect founded 1729 at Oxford University by John and Charles Wesley, took that name almost from inception, but it had been used since at least 1686 for various new methods of worship. Related: Methodism.