(CHRISTIAN HEADLINES) – An LGBT lobby group has placed a radical new proposal before the United Methodist Church's General Conference in a bid to solve long-standing disagreements on LGBT issues.
In a bid to appease all church members, the pro-LGBT group UM-Forward has suggested that the UMC be split into four separate denominations each with their own policies on the issue.
Despite varying rules and regulations, all four sections of the Protestant UMC will be "grounded in the Wesleyan view of grace and holiness, commitment to mission, and connectionalism," according to the group's plan. Each denomination will, however, hold to "a different understanding of how this heritage faithfully serves the present age."
The four different denominations defined within the plan are named the "Traditionalist Methodist Church," the "Moderate Methodist Church," the "Progressive Methodist Church," and the "Liberation Methodist Church," the Christian Post reported.
According to the plan, despite their varying positions, these different denominations "may be in full communion with each other and part of a global convention or worldwide Wesleyan Communion."