General Conference 2008 Legislation Tracking

Petition 80019<< Back

Remove Exclusionary Language (80019-FO-¶304.3)
Petition Status:Calendar Item
Petition Text:Submitted TextADCA p. 923
References:Book of Discipline: ¶304
Committee:Faith and Order
Financial Implications:No
Submitted by:
Wendy Smith
Lincoln, NE, USA
Troy Annual Conference (Annual Conference)
William A. Lasher
Galway, NY, USA
Minnesota Annual Conference (Annual Conference)
Bruce Ruggles
Minneapolis, MN, USA
California-Nevada Annual Conference (Annual Conference)
Roger Morimoto
West Sacramento, CA, USA
Pacific Northwest Annual Conference (Annual Conference)
Gloria Kymn
Shoreline, WA, USA
Wisconsin Annual Conference (Annual Conference)
Kevin Rice Myers
Sun Prairie, WI, USA
Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference (Annual Conference)
Laura Jaquith Bartlett
Lebanon, OR, USA
New England Annual Conference (Annual Conference)
Ralph R.R. Oduor
Lawrence, MA, USA
California-Pacific Annual Conference (Annual Conference)
Bob L. Isip
Torrance, CA, USA

Calendar Item Status<< Back

Remove Exclusionary Language (FO33-¶304.3-N)
Calendar Item Status:Committee Voted (Printed in DCA p. 2268)
Calendar Item No:1206
Petitions on Calendar:80019
Consent Calendar:Not assigned to a Consent Calendar.
Committee Motion:Recommendation to Reject
Committee Vote:
For: 44Against: 24Not Voting: 4
Vote Date and Time:4/27/2008 3:35 PM
Legislative Committee Minority Report: Amend ¶304.

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Plenary Action Status<< Back

Last Vote Action:Vote on Main Motion
This motion was Rejected, with 335 votes for and 579 votes against.
Plenary Motions:
4/30/2008 10:03 PM
Amend the Main Motion REJECTED 333-560
Replace all language of the majority report: It replaces the current language of 304.3 with the following:
  
"While persons set apart by the Church for ordained ministry are subject to all the frailties of the human condition and pressures of society, they are required to maintain the highest standards of holy living, exercising responsible self-control in dedication to the highest ideals of the Christian life.
  
Our understanding of holy living and the Christian life are grounded in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason.  Throughout history, the Church has taught that the practice of homosexuality is inconsistent with holy living.  Some among our United Methodist family, as they read Scripture prayerfully in light of tradition, experience and reason, have come to  believe that homosexual persons are called by God to ordained ministry and should be eligible for ordination by the church.  Others within our United Methodist family, who prayerfully engage Scripture, tradition, experience and reason believe these provide sufficient rationale for maintaining the prohibition against self-avowed practicing homosexuals being certified as candidates, ordained as clergy, or appointed to serve in The United Methodist Church.
  
Our traditional teaching and prohibition remain in place.  Self-avowed practicing homosexuals are not to be certified as candidates, ordained as ministers, or appointed to serve in the United Methodist Church.
  
Our traditional teaching and prohibition remain in place.  Self-avowed practicing homosexuals are not to be certified as candidates, ordained as ministers, or appointed to serve in The United Methodist Church.  We also remain committed to thinking and praying together as we seek to respond to God's Spirit, and as we share and serve together in Christian community, making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
4/30/2008 10:17 PM
Amend the Main Motion by Substitution REJECTED 298-599
Vote on Minority report
4/30/2008 10:24 PM
Vote on Main Motion REJECTED 335-579
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