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[13 May 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,454 views]
Between a rock and a hard place…

It’s all over but the protests — the United Methodist Church, at its 2012 General Conference, resisted efforts to strike language from the Book of Discipline proclaiming homosexuality to be incompatible with Christian teachings.
With that language firmly in place, what followed was predictable — the Church resisted efforts to allow pastors to marry homosexual couples and consent to ordination of gay clergy. For the record, the Book of Discipline contains the rules and regulations for the United Methodist Church. The denomination has about 8 million members worldwide and is the …