Petition 81131

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General Agencies (81131-GA-¶701.2)

   Delete last sentence in ¶ 701.2:
    2. The general agencies of.... sessions of the General Conference.1   The term general agency or agency, whereever it appears in the Book of Discipline in reference to a general agency, does not and is not meant to imply a master-servant or principal-agent relationship between such a body and the General Conference or any other unit of the denomination, or the denomination as a whole.

Rationale

The sentence is ambiguous and confusing. Who is master, servant, principal or agent is unclear. One reading would seem to conflict with ¶ 702. Better to omit it entirely.