The Methodist Church of Peruan autonomous affiliate of the United Methodist Church, has agreed to discuss the issue of homosexuality and the blessing of same-gender unions. But as prospective LGBT parents like my husband and me look to identify support networks and healthy environments for child-rearing, we are faced with the question of whether the religious communities we were raised in can be the supportive spaces we need for our new families. Any current member who becomes engaged in such behaviors shall be considered as having voluntarily withdrawn from membership. My heart is broken into a thousand pieces. While membership has steadily declined in the United States over the past 25 years — a trend that is true for most mainline Protestant denominations — it has been growing in Africa. September 20,
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In a historic decision, which marked the first vote on the issue of marriage rights for same-sex couples by a predominantly African-American denomination, the African Methodist Episcopal Church unanimously voted to forbid ministers from blessing same-sex unions in July Chargeable Offenses and the Statute of Limitations". Four sources of theological authority.
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