Summaries of General Synod Discussions and Actions on Homosexuality and the Rights of Homosexuals

In 2012, General Synod voted: While compassion, patience, and loving support should be shown to all those who struggle with same-sex desires, the General Synod reaffirms our official position that homosexual behavior is a sin according to the Holy Scriptures, therefore any person, con
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2004 General Synod Report of the Advisory Committee on Worship and Theology: Overture on Definition of Marriage

The Classis of the Canadian Prairies overtures
the General Synod to “affirm that marriage is
properly defined as the union of one man and
one woman, to the exclusion of all others.”
Reasons:
1. This is the time-honoured biblical mandat

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1994 General Synod Report of the Commission on Theology: The Church and Homosexuality

Introduction
The Commission on Theology received an
unusual mandate from the 1990 General Synod.
The 1990 General Synod voted:
To adopt as the position of the Reformed
Church in America that the practicing
homosexual lifest

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1990 General Synod Recommendations Adopted (on Homosexuality)

R-11.
To adopt as the position of the Reformed Church in America that the practicing homosexual lifestyle is contrary to scripture, while at the same time encouraging love and sensitivity towards such persons as fellow human beings. (ADOTPED)

R-12.
To instruct

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1979 Report to General Synod on Homosexuality: Christian Pastoral Care for the Homosexual

In its 1978 report to the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America, its Theological Commission presented a study document entitled "Homosexuality: A Biblical and Theological Appraisal.

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Dialogue on Homosexuality: Final Report, 2009

REFERRALS FROM PREVIOUS SYNODS
MGS 2005, R-94, p. 372
To immediately begin an honest and intentional denomination-wide dialogue on homosexuality;
and further, to instruct the General Synod Council (GSC) to hire a facilitator to
begin work no later than J

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General Synod Statement on Abortion, Minutes of the General Synod

General Synod Statement on Abortion, Minutes of the General Synod 1990 “To request that regional synods and classes‘develop regional and local strategies for sexuality education’.”
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