Petition 81296

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Prohibit Membership (81296-CO-¶609)

Amend ¶609 by adding the following section as ¶609.8:
    8.    Neither any annual conference nor any annual conference agency, council, board, or other official entity shall participate in, join, or retain membership in any organization or coalition whose activities include opposing a position affirmed in our Social Principles.

Rationale

Membership of official annual conference entities in groups opposed to UM and biblical teaching implies endorsement of this opposition, creating confusion about our church’s teaching for church members and the wider public.  This is a serious concern even if such groups do not receive unrestricted contributions from annual conference apportionments.