Following the decision of the General Conference not to modify paragraph 161.F of the Book of Discipline, which relates to matters of Human Sexuality, supporters of a more inclusive church gathered around the table in the center of the plenary floor. Candles were burning. Crackers symbolizing Communion elements were on the worship table. In song and word the several hundred witnesses called for a more open church.
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Gay daughter sent bishop back to Scriptures
The co-author of the popular Disciple Bible study writes about how learning his daughter is gay led him to examine Scriptures about homosexuality more closely.
UMCNext plan would end LGBTQ restrictions
Coalition of centrists and progressives favors removing restrictions on LGBTQ ordination and same-sex weddings, allowing exit plan for churches that disagree.