Petition 80057

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Retain Language (80057-C2-¶161.C)

We respectfully petition the 2008 General Conference to retain the language concerning marriage in ¶ 161C in the 2004 Book of Discipline.


  The United Methodist Social Principles declare, “We support laws in civil society that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman" (¶ 161C, 2004 Discipline). Marriage is a divinely ordained institution that contributes to social harmony and the protection of children. The Scriptures describe marriage between man...