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Source: NPR

The United Methodist Church is considering dividing into two different branches, one that would repeal the church’s ban on sam-sex marriage and LGBT clergy, reports NPR.

The important conversation has been brewing for years, but could finally come to a close with the division.

“What this proposal allows us to do is be a more inclusive United Methodist Church,” says Rev. Tom Berlin, a pastor at the Floris United Methodist Church.

The plan outlines how the funds would be split up in the division, providing $25 million to the new traditionalist denomination. Churches would be allowed to decide with which division they want to split and those decisions would have to be finalized by 2024.

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United Methodist Church Considers Dividing Based on Beliefs About LGBT Clergy and Same-Sex Marriage

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