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Northern California is the only region labeled as Open and Inclusive; however, the Ohio Commission on Ministry the body that grants ordination has decided that sexual orientation is not a criterion for ordination. On May 7, the Bishops in the United Methodist Church, a denomination long divided on questions of LGBT equality, have proposed allowing individual pastors and regional church bodies to decide whether to ordain LGBT clergy and perform same-sex weddings. The outcome was agreement that the induction, which had triggered the debate, should go ahead, but that no further such cases should be permitted until a commission on the subject has reported in However, the church still says homosexuality "violates the commandments of God, is contrary to the purposes of human sexuality, and deprives people of the blessings that can be found in family life and in the saving ordinances of the gospel. According to the Presbyterian News Service, around congregations out of 11, have already left the PC USA in the last five years, with the prospect that more may soon join them.

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The United Methodist Church.

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OneByOne is an ex-gay organization whose aim is to "educate the Church and minister to members" in regards to "sexual brokenness", of which they include homosexuality. Thursday, June 19 was not the best day of my life. Published 19 May However, the Church does allow the ordination of men who may have, in the past, experienced same-sex attractionbut only on the condition that they have lived without engaging in "homosexual culture" or acts for several years, and that have no "deep-seated homosexual tendencies". Archived from the original on 22 April

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The Church of Scotland discussed the issue at its General Assembly. But a Presbyterian congregation in Sheboygan County and the Presbytery of Milwaukee are trying to forge a new way. Retrieved 26 April According to the Presbyterian News Service, around congregations out of 11, have already left the PC USA in the last five years, with the prospect that more may soon join them. In India, the Presbyterian Church of India is strongly against homosexuality. By affirming the right of committed gay couples to make life-long vows to one another, we are seeking to walk in the Way of Jesus, who stood with the outcast and proclaimed their full humanity. Amy Kosari, of Ellswroth, Wis.

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