When will the church change its position on same-sex marriage?
Newsweek is reporting that the United Methodist Church is “rethinking” its stance on same sex marriage and has issued a statement clarifying its position, but some have questioned the church’s statement.
The article quotes the UMC’s public statement, which reads: “The UMC does not support any policy that denies or abridges the dignity of LGBT people or denies them their equal dignity in their relationship with their God-given, free will.”
According to the article, the UMA is a non-denominational denomination and the U.S. bishops are “officially not involved in UMC policy.”
The UMA’s official position has been unclear for years, but in 2015, the church said it would be open to the possibility of “allowing couples to be married in a church-owned facility if that is the only facility available.”