Friday, July 9, 2010

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied; Reconsider 12

Soulforce is greeting commissioners walking to the morning business meeting with two signs: "Justice Delayed is Justice Denied" and "Reconsider 12". Last night the General Assembly used The Final Report of the Special Committee to Study Issues of Civil Union and Christian Marriage to the 219th General Assembly (2010) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to answer to all marriage overtures from Committee 12. The vote was 348 to 324 with 6 abstentions. As the vote stands, the General Assembly will not consider overtures changing the definition of marriage from "a man and a woman" to "two people" or giving pastors the discretion to marry LGBT people in States that provide civil unions.

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