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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 03:32 PM

United Methodist Church Announces Proposal to Split Over Gay Marriage

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Source: NPR

The United Methodist Church announced a proposal Friday to split the denomination over what it called "fundamental differences" regarding its beliefs on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.

The proposal, signed by 16 church leaders from around the world, will be voted on at the church's 2020 general conference in May. If passed, it would allow for a "traditionalist" denomination to separate from the United Methodist Church, the second largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., with more than 12 million members worldwide.

Currently, ordained pastors are not allowed to perform same-sex marriages, risking disciplinary action if they do, and "practicing" LGBTQ people also cannot become ordained pastors, according to the church's book of discipline.

The new traditionalist denomination, once separate, would open the door for the existing United Methodist Church to repeal the church's ban on same-sex marriages and LGBTQ clergy.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2020/01/04/793614135/united-methodist-church-announces-proposal-to-split-over-gay-marriage



Sometimes splitting up is for the absolute best. This is one of those cases.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 03:53 PM

1. Can a war be avoided as to which "church"

represents John Wesley most "religiously."

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 04:44 PM

2. I though they did that years ago. nt

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 04:57 PM

3. snark on: Great, that's just what we need, an additional Christian sect that is sure that they're

the only ones that are right! snark off The jokes keep writing themselves!

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:14 PM

4. "Traditionalist" is too hard to say. How about "medieval" ? nt

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:21 PM

5. They see it as an all-or-nothing issue but recognize each other by splitting

That's sanity. Often it's a burn in hell issue.

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Response to 47of74 (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 06:03 PM

6. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Dupe. See the earlier post here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142414400

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