Oppose Therapists Engaged in Changing Sexual Identity

Resolved, That the 78th General Convention supports legislation banning state-licensed therapists and other service providers from engaging in discredited and dangerous practices that try to change a person’s sexual orientation or force them to deny their gender identity. General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of…The Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City, 2015 (New York: General […]

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Support and Sponsor Boy Scouts of America Units

Resolved, That the 78th General Convention congratulate the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for over 100 years of fine work with American youth, teaching leadership, cooperation, teamwork, and ethics in a non-sectarian program emphasizing outdoor and life skills, a program which has reached millions of boys; and be it further Resolved, That the 78th General […]

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Homosexuality, Marriage, And Sexual Identity

THIS STATEMENT WAS ADOPTED AS THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY THE GENERAL PRESBYTERY OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD IN SESSION AUGUST 4-5, 2014. Increasing political and religious advocacy for homosexual1 practices, same-sex marriage, and alternate sexual identities has prompted us to clarify our position on these critical issues. We believe that all matters of faith and […]

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Church and Society

Whereas, the church has satisfied the mandate of the 2010 Synod of the Moravian Church, Northern Province, be it therefore RESOLVED (5) Individuals, regardless of sexual orientation and whether single, married, or in a covenanted relationship, who have satisfactorily met all the educational requirements, have completed the Ministerial Candidacy Review and Ordination Review Process, and […]

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On Transgender Identity

WHEREAS, All persons are created in God’s image and are made to glorify Him (Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 43:7); and WHEREAS, God’s design was the creation of two distinct and complementary sexes, male and female (Genesis 1:27; Matthew 19:4; Mark 10:6) which designate the fundamental distinction that God has embedded in the very biology of the human race; and […]

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10 Ways to Serve Bisexual Congregants

Learn the basics about bisexuals and bisexuality. The Bisexuality Curriculum, created by the Unitarian Universalist group Interweave, is available free of charge. Other resources are available from the UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns, the Unitarian Universalist Association and a number of secular organizations. Hear the testimonies of bisexual people. Memoirs such as Elizabeth Andrews’ Swinging on […]

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Becoming a People of Grace and Welcome to All

BECOMING A PEOPLE OF GRACE AND WELCOME TO ALL WHEREAS, “We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world,” called to welcome others as we have been welcomed by God[1] and to practice hospitality to one another,[2] as well as to strangers;[3] and WHEREAS, Scripture affirms that all people are created in the image […]

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On The Change Of Membership Policy Of The Boy Scouts Of America

Houston, TX – 2013 WHEREAS, For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been a values-based boys organization designed to “prepare young people for a lifetime of character and leadership,” equipping them “to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath […]

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Affirming Access to Discernment Process for Ministry

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That Title III, Canon 1, Sec. 2 of the Canons of the Episcopal Church be hereby amended to read as follows: No person shall be denied access to the discernment process for any ministry, lay or ordained, in this Church because of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities or age, except as otherwise provided by these Canons. No right to licensing, ordination, or election is hereby established.

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