Petition 80445

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Deletion (80445-FA-¶612.19)

Delete  ¶612.19  of the Discipline, as follows:
612.19  [The council shall have authority and responsibility to perform the following functions] 19. To ensure that no annual conference 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. The council shall have the right to stop such expenditures. This restriction shall not limit the Church’s ministry in response to the HIV epidemic, nor shall it preclude funding for dialogs or educational events where the Church’s official position is fairly and equally represented.