Petition 80043

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Close Board of Church and Society Office (80043-C1-R9999)

Whereas, the Board of Church and Society is the United Methodist Church's $5,000,000 lobby office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; and
  
Whereas, officials in said lobby office routinely lobby for a range of left-wing political causes, such as that American flags be removed from United Methodist Churches; and
  
Whereas, the expense of the lobbying office and the salaries of the officials in said office are paid by apportionment dollars from the Methodist churches; and
  
Whereas, the Administrative Board of the First United Methodist Church of Harrison does not see a need for or benefit from the lobbying office or the expense and salaries associated therewith;
  
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the 2008 General Conference that the lobbying office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. be closed and all expenses related thereto be terminated and that no further apportionment dollars be used for said lobbying office or the expense and salaries associated therewith.