United Methodist Church strengthens ban on same-sex marriage, LGBT clergy
he United Methodist Church voted on Tuesday to uphold and strengthen its ban on same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy in a move likely to alienate large numbers of followers who had pushed for reform.
By a vote of 438-384, delegates from around the world attending the church's General Conference in St. Louis reinforced a United Methodist Church policy established in 1972 stating that "the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching."
Known as the Traditional Plan, the new policy includes penalties for breaking its rules and asks those who will not obey it to find another church....
""The United Methodist Church voted on Tuesday to uphold and strengthen its ban on same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy in a move likely to alienate large numbers of followers who had pushed for reform.""
Biblical result for a change.
Praise be to God for His mercy.
As for the quote, "followers who had pushed for reform." They should now go and form the "Worldly Antibible antiRepentance Liberalist church" and worship 'the creature.'
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections"
I am the door if anyone enters through Me, he will be safe, and will go in and out and find pasture.The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
From the article that SA referenced: "About half of U.S. About half of U.S. methodists support same-sex marriage, but many evangelical, African and Filipino members are still against it support same-sex marriage, but many evangelical, African and Filipino members are still against it."
Well, it's good to see that the more conservative members of the Methodist Church kept Church somewhat in sync with Biblical morality.
The Methodist Church still has structural deficiencies in that its structure isn't biblical, it considers other things such as the conferences as being co-equal to the Bible