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GC pic. Trying to marshal support for the One Church initiative on Tuesday, Berlin of Virginia called it the "only shot at change" for people who want to lift blanket bans on same-sex couples who want to wed and on LGBTQ members of the church who want to be ordained.

On the other hand, Berlin warned, there would be dire consequences if the Traditional Plan were to be embraced — particularly for Methodist churches in the U. Some conferences will leave, I believe," Berlin said. And they will do weddings; they will break the Book of Discipline; there will be trials; it will be in the news," he said, adding that the focus will shift away from any good the church accomplishes.

Berlin urged anyone who is against the minority report to abstain from voting or to reject the Traditional Plan so the church would maintain its current status quo.

In opposition, Cara Nicklas of Oklahoma faulted the way the impassioned debate has played out over the church's competing plans. I don't love all, I am told. Nicklas called it "a false narrative" that the One Church Plan would end the crisis or allow free choice. Also speaking against the plan was Nancy Denardo, a lay delegate of western Pennsylvania, who cited the Bible's mention of marriage as being between a man and woman in the Book of Matthew.

She added, "I'm truly sorry if the truth of the Gospel hurts anyone. After those speeches, Rey Hernandez of the Philippines East delegation rose to speak in favor of the alternative plan, saying it embraces the diversity of today's church and would help spread the Gospel. On Monday, the Rev. Byron Thomas of the North Georgia conference compared the dilemma to the church's earlier handling of race.

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At that GC, the Central Jurisdiction was voted into being. The late Bishop Thomas wrote that the white folks stood up and clapped, and the black folks sat down and cried," Rev. Bryon Thomas of North Georgia. The late Bishop Thomas wrote that the white folks stood up and clapped, and the black folks sat down and cried.

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