GC 2016 Newsletter May 19: On The Bishops' Plan

LYN Coalition Masthead, May 19, 2016

Today, the Council of Bishops proposed a plan designed to keep the church from splintering over its discriminatory stance on LGBTQI rights. This plan would:
• Create a diverse Commission to research and revise the Book of Discipline’s language about LGBTQI people.
• Call for a special session of General Conference in 2018 or 2019 to address the Commission’s work.
• Limit, but not eliminate, complaints brought against clergy on the grounds of their sexual orientation or stance on gay marriage between now and the called General Conference.
• Defer votes on all human sexuality petitions coming before the 2016 General Conference.

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