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Not-so-united Methodists

Sexuality | A vote to affirm Biblical sexuality changes the denomination for good
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/01/19, 03:17 pm

The United Methodist Church (UMC) this week defied cultural pressure on LGBT issues and voted to bolster its commitment to Biblical human sexuality. The vote was a landmark decision for the 12.6-million-member global denomination that many—including its own leaders—assumed would soon go the way of other mainline Protestant denominations in affirming same-sex marriage and openly homosexual clergy.

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Methodists vote to uphold Biblical sexuality

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/27/19, 10:31 am

The United Methodist Church on Tuesday voted at its international conference in St. Louis, Mo., to apply its standards on Biblical marriage and sexuality more consistently throughout the denomination. The proposal, called the “Traditional Plan,” calls for better enforcement of existing church rules barring Methodist ministers from officiating same-sex weddings or being openly homosexual.

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Connecting the dots

Q&A | Assessing the interaction of adultery, no-fault divorce, LGBTQ trends, poverty, and church surrender 
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/27/19, 04:14 am

Patrick Henry College professor Stephen Baskerville is the author of Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution. His most recent book, The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power, brings a sword to some current debates. Here are edited excerpts of our interview.

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