Methodists propose split in gay marriage, clergy impasse

Exterior of the First United Methodist Church of Chicago, seen Jan. 3, when a plan to split the United Methodist denomination was signed.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United Methodist Church leaders from around the world and across ideological divides unveiled a plan Jan. 3 for a new conservative denomination that would split from the church in an attempt to resolve a decades-long dispute over gay marriage and gay clergy.

The proposal, called “A Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation,” envisions an amicable separation in which conservative churches forming a new denomination would retain their assets. The new denomination also would receive $25 million.

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edwards1

I wonder what Bible they are reading?

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