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Paul Jeffrey | United Methodist News Service
The Traditional Plan Wins – What’s Next? March 15, 2019
When delegates to the special session of the United Methodists’ General Conference voted 53-47 percent to retain church rules that forbid gay marriage and the ordination of openly gay clergy, traditionalists expressed great relief. The Rev. Keith Boyette explains why he and likeminded Methodists believe the vote affirmed a biblical understanding of the place of gay people in the church. And Prof. J. Warren Smith considers the possibility that the UMC’s decision could lead to schism.

Rev. Keith Boyette, president of the Wesleyan Covenant Association
J. Warren Smith, professor of historical theology at Duke Divinity School and UMC minister