The decisions of the "General Conference" are irrelevant spiritually. Either the Methodists decide to abide by God's Word, in which case their decisions say nothing new, or they decide to defy God's Word, in which case their vote is irrelevant to proper conduct. No conference majority can out-vote God. One can vote on peripheral issues on which the Bible is silent or unclear, but not on a central issue such as whether active homosexuality is consistent with following God.
True, but they keep trying. Remember the conference majority in Sodom which had only six dissenting votes (Lot, his wife, two daughters and the two visiting holy men)? How did that turn out?