This is a list of Christian denominational positions on homosexuality. The issue of homosexuality and Christianity is a subject of ongoing theological debate within and between Christian denominations and this list seeks to summarise the various official positions. Within denominations, many members may hold somewhat differing views on and even differing definitions of homosexuality. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is opposed to same-sex sexual practices and relationships on the grounds that "sexual intimacy belongs only within the marital relationship of a man and a woman. The Anglican Communion has been divided over the issue of homosexuality in several ways. The Church of England , the mother church of the Communion, currently maintains according to the statement Issues in Human Sexuality that same-sex partnerships are acceptable for laypersons, and gay clergy may enter in a civil partnership as long as they are expected to give assurances of celibacy.
With split over gay marriage delayed, United Methodists face a year in limbo
Methodist church voids key vote on pro-LGBTQ church departures
A gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U. There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. NEW YORK — There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church : America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. The differences have simmered for years, and came to a head in February at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted for a proposal called the Traditional Plan, which strengthens bans on LGBT-inclusive practices. A majority of U.
United Methodist Church Announces Proposal to Split Over Gay Marriage
The vote, taken last February in St. Louis, illustrates the culmination of years of disagreement as to how some claim that church doctrine regarding homosexuality conflicts with the fundamental principles of Methodism. Churches in Great Falls responded immediately via social media to the recent vote to uphold the ban.
A separation in the Methodist church, a denomination long home to a varied mix of left and right, had been brewing for years, if not decades. It had become widely seen as likely after a contentious general conference in St. The United Methodist Church is only the latest denomination to be roiled with intense and exhausting theological disputes over the place of L. Such fights have led to an exodus of congregations from Presbyterian and Episcopal churches in recent years, and pushed young evangelicals and Catholics to leave the pews as well.