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Sunday, May 04, 2008

"Incompatible with Christian Teaching"

The United Methodist General Conference which meets once every four years voted 517-416 to retain the language in its Book of Discipline--that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.

After a long and emotional debate, the 2008 General Conference voted April 30 to retain statements in the Social Principles that the “United Methodist Church does not condone the practice of homosexuality and considers this practice incompatible with Christian teaching.”

The final action replaced a “majority report” from a legislative committee, which called for recognition that “faithful and thoughtful people who have grappled with this issue deeply disagree with one another; yet all seek a faithful witness.” The assembly replaced the majority report by a 517-416 vote.
The right wing of the UMC is pretty clear, in answer to Bruce Reyes-Chow's question, "Can we agree to disagree?"

No.

Don't expect any different answer from the right wing of the PC(USA).


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