An LGBTQ+ flag flies over Union United Methodist Church in the South End of Boston on Jan. 5, 2020. On Epiphany Sunday, as local Methodists celebrated the visit of the Magi and marked the end of the Christmas season, they were also grappling with the possibility their church could split over a disagreement about LGBTQ participation in the faith. A group of United Methodist Church leaders made headlines Friday when they announced a proposal that would allow conservative congregations opposing same-sex marriage and the ordination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer clergy to leave the UMC, form a new denomination, maintain their church assets, and get $25 million in the divorce. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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