LGBT

United Methodist regional bodies reject ‘Traditional Plan’ on LGBT issues, vow resistance

"The UMC Great Plains Annual Conference, which is centered on Kansas and Nebraska, passed a resolution on Saturday by a vote of 586-396 rejecting the Traditional Plan.... Over the weekend, the Michigan Annual Conference overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for the creation of a new “Central Conference” that would allow clergy to perform same-sex weddings and noncelibate homosexuals to be ordained." - Christian Post

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Liberal UMC leaders promise ‘wide variety of resistance tactics’ against Church position on LGBT issues

"Church of the Resurrection of Leawood, Kansas, the largest UMC congregation in the United States, hosted a gathering of about 600 pro-LGBT United Methodists called 'UMC Next' this week." - Christian Post

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Major Christian Adoption Agency to Place Children with LGBT Couples After Facing Legal Challenges

"The decision from [Bethany Christian Services] — which partners with the state government — comes several weeks after Michigan reached a settlement with two gay couples who sued in 2017 because they were rejected for adoptions." - Christian Headlines

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Federal appeals court rules Philadelphia can refuse Catholic foster agency service for anti-LGBT policy

"The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Monday that the city of Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic foster care agency form its placement program for its refusal to work with same-sex couples." - Jurist

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Methodist Church Will Meet to Decide on Same-Sex Marriage and LGBT Ordination

"The upcoming three-day meeting of the top legislative assembly of the United Methodist Church (UMC) to be convened on February 24 will in all probability determine whether the second biggest Protestant denomination in the United States will split due to differences in opinions regarding same-sex marriage." - World Religion News

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