Backers say the plan for the church’s future that truly respects LGBTQ United Methodists is the Simple Plan, which would eliminate all language limiting the role of homosexual people in the United Methodist Social Principles and Book of Discipline. The plan is not one of those suggested by the Way Forward Commission. This is the third of a series of four stories briefly explaining each of the most prominent plans that will be considered at the February special General Conference in St. Louis. Jim Patterson from UM News reports. Read story.