Monday 8:35 a.m. (CST)

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 25) — General Conference, day 3, is underway. Here’s the live stream link.

Here’s an interesting story posted this morning by United Methodist News Service: Traditional and One Church backers gear up

From the story: General Conference delegates are set to begin their work first thing Feb. 25 on refining legislation in the Traditional Plan.

However, even the plan’s proponents acknowledge the lawmaking process is far from complete. Advocates for the One Church Plan also are not throwing in the towel.

In a key vote, delegates to the denomination’s top lawmaking assembly decided to prioritize working on the Traditional Plan over the One Church Plan, which a majority of bishops recommended.

The Traditional Plan, which seeks to strengthen enforcement of prohibitions related to homosexuality denomination-wide, received 459 votes to be a high priority for discussion.

The One Church Plan, which leaves questions of same-sex marriage and gay ordination closer to the local level, received 403 high-priority votes. Read the complete story.