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Bishops vow to uphold same-sex union ban

A UMNS Report
By Heather Hahn*

1:00 P.M. ET Nov. 11, 2011

While acknowledging the denomination’s “deep disagreements” over homosexuality, the United Methodist Council of Bishops promised to uphold church law banning same-sex unions in a letter released Nov. 11.

“As bishops chosen, consecrated and assigned by the Church, we declare once again our commitment to be faithful to this covenant we have made,”the letter said. “As the Council of Bishops we will uphold the Book of Discipline as established by General Conference.”

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November 14, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. As a pastor I don’t see homosexuality as a greater sin than any other. A sin is a sin whether it’s lying, stealing, killing or homosexuality. We are called to love the sinner and hate the sin. We are not called to ignore the sin to increase our numbers as some of my fellow pastors seem inclined.

    Let us welcome all sinners to our churches with the intention of helping them to follow Christ. Let us not make the mistake of other denominations that think they can re-interpret the bible to accommodate 3% of the population that would force us to accept sin rather than conquer sin.

    Comment by Jim Scott, Pastor for the Cripple Creek Circuit | November 14, 2011 | Reply


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