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4 reactions to United Methodist Church plan to split over homosexuality debate

4 reactions to United Methodist Church plan to split over homosexuality debate

Keith Boyette

The Wesleyan Covenant Association's Global Gathering event at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia in November 2018. Approximately 2,500 people attended. | Facebook/Wesleyan Covenant Association

The Rev. Keith Boyette, president of the theologically conservative Wesleyan Covenant Association and one of the signatories of the Protocol, expressed his support for the measure.

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“We can choose further conflict and uncertainty, or we can support a plan that frees us to be the church God desires,” wrote Boyette in a column published Tuesday.

“I appreciate your prayers, the many messages of encouragement, and even the messages that have challenged the protocol and my efforts on your behalf. I am praying for all of us as we move toward General Conference 2020.”

Last October, the WCA leadership released a statement announcing their support for an “amicable separation” plan, albeit with many of their members expressing opposition.

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