Last week, the governing body of the United Methodist Church voted to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage and openly gay clergy. The “Traditional Plan” won by a narrow margin at the annual meeting of the General Conference. It defeated the “One Church Plan,” which would have allowed local congregations to make their own decisions on LGBT issues.
Dean of the Emory’s Candler School of Theology, Jan Love, was at the conference. The school is one of thirteen Methodist seminaries in the country. During “On Second Thought,” Dean Love explored the implications of the vote here in Georgia.