Condemning Threats Against Sexual Minorities

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Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church adopt the following statements: The Episcopal Church rejects and condemns all use of violent rhetoric against sexual minorities. We stand in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons, and all other sexual minorities who are threatened or persecuted in the name of Christ. We oppose calls for execution, imprisonment, and for any official or unofficial violence against sexual minorities as contrary to the word and spirit of the Gospel of Christ. We believe that these same people should be fully protected by the civil laws of every society, enjoying the protections of law against violence and living under society’s common obligations.

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