United Methodist Church Rejects Proposed Inclusive Plan

The United Methodist Church rejected a proposed plan to make the organization more inclusive by allowing same-sex marriage and LGBT clergy. At a special session of the General Conference held in St. Louis, the One Church Plan was voted down 449 to 374.

The delegates later voted in favor of a plan that would make the church even less tolerant, the Traditional Plan. This plan makes then LGBT bans even stronger, potentially ostracizing the church’s current LGBT members and their supporters.