Thursday, July 8, 2010

Resolution from the Board of Lutherans Concerned/North America

WHEREAS, the Presbyterian Church (USA) is meeting in its 219 General Assembly the same week as the Lutherans Concerned/North America Biennial Assembly and Reconciling in Christ Conference, and

WHEREAS, the Presbyterians are considering policies and practices that will further the full-participation movement, such as the removal of a policy that requires celibacy of people who are gay and lesbian, and denied their calling to “the rights and duties of membership”, as well as establishing marriage as a blessing and covenant available to all people, and

WHEREAS, More Light Presbyterians, That All May Freely Serve, Presbyterian Welcome, and Soulforce are some of LC/NA’s sister organizations working at the Presbyterian General Assembly for the cause of full-participation whose work closely mirrors LC/NA, and

WHEREAS, Lutherans Concerned/North America has been in the same place that our Presbyterian brothers and sisters are now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that Lutherans Concerned/North America call on the Presbyterian Church (USA) to enact policies and practices that enhance the full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the body gathered for Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters lift up in prayerful support those who are working for full participation in the Presbyterian Church, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this message of support be shared immediately through More Light Presbyterians with all those who are working for full participation in the Presbyterian Church USA.

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