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There is a Commission for “possible models for how the denomination treats LGBTQ inclusion”.

The below paragraphs are borrowed from umc.org. For the full article, please click http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/way-forward-fleshing-out-3-possible-futures

“The multinational group, appointed by United Methodist bishops, held its seventh meeting behind closed doors Jan. 18-20 in Dallas. Each model has its supporters among the 32 commission members with no single plan having a clear majority, commission members told United Methodist News Service.

“Some commission members prefer one sketch; others prefer a different sketch,” the Rev. Tom Lambrecht said. “There’s no one sketch that predominates how we think is the best way to go forward.” Dave Nuckols, another commission member, said that it’s less relevant which model commission members prefer than that they provide the bishops what they need.

The bishops also have asked the commission to draft a theological statement that both informs the three models and creates a compelling narrative for them. “Ultimately, the final report of our work is really not going to be our final report,” Nuckols said. “It’s going to be what the bishops make of our work because we are supporting them.”

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