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United Methodist Church will not normalize homosexuality


Posted: 5/7/12

The United Methodist Church's 2012 General Conference has ended (April 24–May 4) and voted 61% to 39% (572–368) to yield to scripture and not normalize homosexuality within the United Methodist denomination. ref, ADF–ref

The UMC General Conference takes place every 4 years.  The next time this issue can come up is in 2016.  Acceptance of homosexuality within the United Methodist Church has been a controversial issue within the church since 1972 when the GA declared homosexuality to be incompatible with scripture. ref

2012 GA vote of 572–368.
2008 GA vote of 501–417.
2004 GA vote of 674–262.

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