Human Sexuality

Text about sexuality is highlighted on pages of the Book of Discipline. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

The United Methodist Church affirms “that sexuality is God’s good gift to all persons” in the denomination’s Social Principles. At the 2016 General Conference, the Council of Bishops proposed that a commission review every paragraph of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality.

In February 2019, delegates to the Special Session of General Conference voted to uphold the church’s statements about homosexuality, same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ persons. We invite you to learn more about this topic.
The Book of Discipline contains the rules that guide The United Methodist Church. Only General Conference can change the book, which is revised after each meeting of the conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
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What We Believe

What is the denomination's position on homosexuality?

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What We Believe

Human Sexuality Backgrounder

This article contains a concise explanation of The United Methodist Church's position on human sexuality.

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