Calendar Item 1346

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The Committee recommends adoption of the following substitution:
Amend ¶806.9 as follows:
It shall be responsible for ensuring that no board, agency, committee, commission, or council shall give United Methodist funds to any gay caucus or group, or otherwise use such funds to promote the acceptance of homosexuality or violate the expressed commitment of the United Methodist Church “not to reject or condemn lesbian and gay members and friends.” (¶161.G.)  The council shall have the right to stop such expenditures.   It shall not limit the Church’s ministry in response to the HIV epidemic