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Backers say One Church Plan preserves unity
By Jim Patterson
Jan. 28, 2019 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS)

Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of stories explaining the most prominent proposals coming before General Conference. The proposals will be discussed in alphabetical order.

Drafters of the One Church Plan expect it to appeal to United Methodists who believe keeping the church together should have the highest priority.

“The One Church Plan honors the perspective of United Methodists who believe that our current impasse over marriage and ordination of homosexual persons does not rise to the level of a church-dividing issue,” according to the Commission on a Way Forward’s Report to the General Conference.

If adopted, language in the Book of Discipline used in the U.S. would change to end the prohibition on United Methodist churches from hosting gay weddings or its ministers from performing them.  Read more