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Thursday, July 9, 2009

C055

One of our Missouri resolutions is getting a hearing in Committee 14 on Thursday a.m.:

Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 75th General Convention support and uphold persons in same-gender committed relationships of enduring love, mutuality, and fidelity; and be it further

Resolved, that the term "sexual orientation" in Title III, Canon 1, Section 2, shall protect all persons from denial of access to the discernment process for any ministry, lay or ordained, in this Church solely on the basis of being in such a relationship.

The discussion in committee has wondered how far it is appropriate or even possible for a resolution to dictate the way a canon is to be interpreted. The language is also not very clear, once people who haven't ever seen it before look at it. We'll see what happens!

1 comment:

  1. Lydia, I read this morning (on StandFirm) that it was defeated -- not just discharged to be subsumed into another resolution. True?

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