Petition 81126

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Deletion (81126-LC-¶241)

Delete ¶241.

Rationale

Nothing in the Discipline forbids members from holding dual church membership. Historically, we allowed it (e.g., Thomas Coke and Martin Boehm). But this paragraph says, “If your pastor ever finds out, you’re out!” with no right to trial (¶ 20). Allowing dual membership would strengthen UM-Roman Catholic mixed marriages.