The global United Methodist Church has been debating questions about our views of homosexuality since the late 1960s. Recently, this conversation led to a commission being appointed to determine how we might move beyond this theological impasse. In February 2019, a special called General Conference (the only legislative body permitted to make decisions for the global church) was held to review the proposals put forth. The decision, by a 53% to 47% vote, was to maintain the restrictive language in our Book of Discipline that prohibits homosexual marriage and ordination and to add stricter accountability for violating these policies. People in the UMC are divided over this decision, especially in the U.S. It is important that we, Brentwood UMC, continue to engage in conversation as we anticipate new proposals will be presented at the May 2020 General Conference. If you would like to share your views, please complete the survey below. And please be in prayer with and for our church as we discern our way forward.