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By Amanda Udis-Kessler

The United Methodist Church has been in clash over lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender inclusion concerns on account that 1972. That 12 months, in keeping with the homosexual liberation and homosexual rights hobbies, wording was once extra to the UMC publication of self-discipline (the compilation of denominational regulations and doctrines) characterizing homosexuality as "incompatible with Christian teaching." because then, United Methodist ministers were forbidden to accomplish same-sex dedication ceremonies (and United Methodist church buildings forbidden to host them), a rule has been handed that non-heterosexual United Methodist ministers has to be celibate, and the UMC has forbidden the investment of any software or association "supporting" homosexuality. those regulations were met with major resistance via these scuffling with for GLBT inclusion. during this groundbreaking e-book, Udis-Kessler examines this fight, reading each side of this divisive debate between some of the most fashionable non secular companies within the usa.

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