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United Methodist Church votes in favour of same-sex resolution

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  1. Does this mean they’re also going to delete the line about homosexuality and Christianity being incompatible?

    1. There is no such line

    2. No more then they will about what Jesus said about divorce. The problem why literalism, is that it never has options to grow beyond the words.

    3. I’m glad to hear it’s not there, and indeed I cannot find it.

      I’d have sworn I saw something along those lines in there, though, about three years ago when I was searching for a denomination to settle into… and their site isn’t laid out in a way that makes it easy to find. At the time, I read through every page I could find, but don’t really have time for that now.

    4. Sorry, I’ve found it. (Sorry in more ways than one!)
      http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?mid=1324

      “The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.”

  2. Jock S. Trap 1 Jun 2011, 4:27pm

    Another positive step.

  3. To be applauded. Christian beliefs seem more and more ludicrous to me as time goes by but churches can do a lot of good by turning these attitudes around.

  4. jamestoronto 2 Jun 2011, 4:27am

    While this is welcome news, we shouldn’t get overly excited – not just yet anyway. Note that this was only a LOCAL conference that voted to have the resolution presented to the national conference next year for debate and adoption (or rejection) there. Nothing has changed yet; gay and lesbian couples still cannot go to the Methodist church in the USA to get married.

  5. Galadriel1010 15 Jun 2011, 10:47pm

    Good to hear it! Amongst other things, it’s great to see such a democratic church.

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