The Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville released a statement following the general conference that concluded on Tuesday evening.
The United Methodist Church rejected a move to ease the faith’s ban on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy.
The vote was 449-374 vote, which defeated the proposal that would have let regional and local church bodies decide for themselves on gay-friendly policies.
Here is the full statement from the church here in Fayetteville:
“The Special Session of the United Methodist General Conference concluded Tuesday evening February 26 in St. Louis, Missouri. Delegates from around the world voted to approve a traditional plan which maintains the UMC’s long-standing stance on traditional marriage between one man and one woman and does not allow the ordination of gay clergy.
For Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville there is no change to our current understanding regarding human sexuality or the definition of marriage. There is also no change in our current hospitality toward all people. We welcome everyone to our church and want them to find a loving faith home at Central.”