Laura Jones -. Do you follow the scripture word for word teaching for teaching? Where you there when it was written? Where you there to speak to Jesus and ask what his intent was? For people to claim that they follow Jesus and find so much hate and not love is the real thing that is upsetting. You clamor and fall back upon Leviticus against gay marriage…but you sit next to and accept openly those that you know are adulterers, abusers of man kind and more which is against the teachings of 1 Corinthians
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In the 19th century, its main predecessor, the Methodist Episcopal Church , was a leader in evangelicalism. The United Methodist Church has a connectional polity , a typical feature of a number of Methodist denominations. It is organized into conferences. The highest level is called the General Conference and is the only organization which may speak officially for the UMC. The church is a member of the World Council of Churches , the World Methodist Council , and other religious associations. With at least 12 million members as of , the UMC is the largest denomination within the wider Methodist movement of approximately 80 million people across the world.
Minnesota Methodists resolve to allow officiating of same-sex unions, LGBT ordination
This is a list of Christian denominational positions on homosexuality. The issue of homosexuality and Christianity is a subject of ongoing theological debate within and between Christian denominations and this list seeks to summarise the various official positions. Within denominations, many members may hold somewhat differing views on and even differing definitions of homosexuality. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is opposed to same-sex sexual practices and relationships on the grounds that "sexual intimacy belongs only within the marital relationship of a man and a woman.
Meg Anderson. A rainbow gay pride flag flies below the U. The United Methodist Church announced a proposal Friday to split the denomination over what it called "fundamental differences" regarding its beliefs on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. The proposal, signed by 16 church leaders from around the world, will be voted on at the church's general conference in May. If passed, it would allow for a "traditionalist" denomination to separate from the United Methodist Church, the second largest Protestant denomination in the U.