United Methodists confront possible split over LGBTQ issues

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Leaders of the United Methodist Church are in St. Louis to try to come to an agreement on whether to accept same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.

Delegates from around the world at the conference hoping to have a decision by Tuesday.  

The decision could change the church’s historical stance on marriage.  

There are three plans that have been proposed: Keeping the Tradition, One Church Plan and the Connectional Conference.  

Keeping the Tradition reinforces the church’s current position, One Church Plan would allow same-sex marriages and the ordination of LGBTQ pastors and Connectional Conference would reorganize the church by conferences based on theological beliefs.  

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