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United Methodist Churches may flout new rules


Last updated 3/14/2019 at 9:37pm

Last month, a familiar battle raged on at the United Methodist Church General Conference in St. Louis, Mo., one concerning human sexuality and its place in the church. After several days of discussion, United Methodist leaders passed “The Traditional Plan” by a tight margin of 53 percent, re-affirming the church’s stance against homosexuality, marriage equality and LGBTQ clergy.

But according to local religious officials, many churches in the Pacific Northwest and in Cheney specifically are not planning to adhere to those guidelines.

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