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Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

General Conference Action Throws United Methodist Denomination into Turmoil

At the 2019 General Conference of the United Methodist Church an action was adopted to approve stiff penalties to pastors and bishops who disobey church law on inclusion of LGBTQ people into church. Many people have asked about the effects on our church of the rules change. Here's a document with some FAQs about the decisions. In the meantime, our Church Council will consider what appropriate actions are next as we fulfill our commitment to full inclusion of our LGBTQ members at the March meeting.
 
Photograph: Delegates and bishops join in prayer at the front of the stage before a key vote on church policies about homosexuality during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Credit: Mike DuBose, UMNS

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