The Christian Post – Regional UMC bodies passed resolutions denouncing the denomination’s recently approved Traditional Plan, vowing to refuse to enforce those rules. The UMC Great Plains Annual Conference, centered on Kansas and Nebraska, passed a resolution Saturday by a vote of 586-396 rejecting the Traditional Plan.
“We reject the Traditional Plan approved at General Conference as inconsistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ and will resist its implementation,” read the resolution in part. “We will work to eliminate discriminatory language and the restrictions and penalties in the Discipline regarding LGBTQ persons.
“We affirm the sacred worth of LGBTQ persons, celebrate their gifts and commit to being in ministry together,” the resolution concluded.