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Review the Proposed United Methodist Church Protocol
A rainbow gay pride flag flies below the U.S. flag last year in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan. Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP
Per NPR: The United Methodist Church announced a proposal Friday to split the denomination over what it called "fundamental differences" regarding its beliefs on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.
The proposal, signed by 16 church leaders from around the world, will be voted on at the church's 2020 general conference in May. If passed, it would allow for a "traditionalist" denomination to separate from the United Methodist Church, the second largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., with more than 12 million members worldwide.