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Marriage (80034-C2-¶161.C)

Amend ¶161C, as follows:
    We affirm the sanctity of the marriage covenant that is expressed in love, mutual support, personal commitment, and shared fidelity between a man and a woman two adult persons. We believe that God's blessing rests upon such marriage, whether or not there are children of the union. We reject social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage. We support laws in civil society that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Rationale

Christians of good faith (including theologians) are not of one mind regarding scripture and the practice of homosexuality. John Wesley in his sermon #39 on 2 Kings 10:15 said: “Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike?  May we not be of one heart, though we are not...