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USA: Methodists stand firm

The United Methodist Church (UMC) voted in late February to tighten restrictions on the church’s stance on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.

Christian Headlines.com

While the church’s bishops asked for a resolution that would have allowed local congregations, conferences and clergy to make their own choices about same-sex marriages and LGBTQ clergy roles, UMC delegates at the church’s General Conference rejected the proposal. Delegates voted instead for the ‘Traditional Plan’, which affirmed the church’s teachings against homosexuality.