General Conference 2008 Legislation Tracking

Petition 80449<< Back

Human Sexuality (80449-C2-¶161.G)
Petition Status:Calendar Item
Petition Text:Submitted TextADCA p. 324
References:Book of Discipline: ¶161
Committee:Church and Society 2
Financial Implications:No
Submitted by:
George M. Atkinson
Houston, TX, USA

Calendar Item Status<< Back

Human Sexuality (C242-¶161.G-A)
Calendar Item Status:Committee Voted (Printed in DCA p. 2266)
Calendar Item No:1186
Petitions on Calendar:80449
Consent Calendar:Not assigned to a Consent Calendar.
Committee Motion:Recommendation to Adopt
Committee Vote:
For: 39Against: 27Not Voting: 0
Vote Date and Time:4/27/2008 3:55 PM
Legislative Committee Report: The Petition is amended as follows:
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Legislative Committee Minority Report: The Petition is amended as follows:

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Plenary Action Status<< Back

Last Vote Action:Vote on Main Motion
This motion was Adopted, with 501 votes for and 417 votes against.
Plenary Motions:
4/30/2008 3:24 PM
Amend the Main Motion REJECTED 418-445
Pg 2267 left hand column, 10th line down..
Omit words "and practices until the spirit leads us to new insight."
End statement with "person."
4/30/2008 3:41 PM
Amend the Main Motion REJECTED 355-534
Amend Calendar #1186 as follows beginning w/line 12 from bottom:
"We affirm that all are God's children and of sacred worth."
****Delete all that follows until the last sentence of the ¶ so that the last sentence reads:
"Therefore, let us seek to welcome, know, forgive, and love one another as Christ has accepted us, that God may be glorified through everything in our lives."
4/30/2008 3:46 PM
Amend the Main Motion ADOPTED 524-380

Amend page 2267
Left Column, 10th line
Delete the word "until" and change to "as".
Delete the phrase "in the meantime".  Begin the sentence with "Let us seek to welcome..."
4/30/2008 4:34 PM
Postpone to a Certain Time REJECTED 145-551
Until document corrected and given to delegates.
4/30/2008 4:45 PM
Amend the Main Motion REJECTED 282-620
2267 - 5th line from the bottom of majority report.
Replace "new insight" to "a shared vision."
4/30/2008 4:52 PM
Amend the Minority Report ADOPTED 2-1

Restore deleted last 2 sentences at the end of the report.
Minority chair accepted after a majority show of hands
4/30/2008 5:00 PM
Amend the Minority Report REJECTED 379-553

pg 2267 - 9 lines from end of report
Add: -  
Faithful, thoughtful people who have grappled with this issue deeply disagree with one another; yet all seek a faithful witness.  We continue to reason and pray together with faith and hope that the Holy Spirit will continue to move us all toward unity.
4/30/2008 5:03 PM
Amend the Minority Report ADOPTED 2-1

2nd full paragraph
restore the word "persons" that had been deleted
Minority Chair accepted after a show of hands vote.
4/30/2008 5:17 PM
Amend the Main Motion by Substitution ADOPTED 517-416
Vote on Minority Report
4/30/2008 5:21 PM
Vote on Main Motion ADOPTED 501-417
Vote on the Calendar item 1186 - with substitution of minority report as the new majority report.