Petition 80059

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Prohibit Clergy Participation (80059-MH-¶341.6)

  We respectfully petition the 2008 General Conference to amend ¶ 341.6 of The Book of Discipline as follows;
6. Ceremonies that celebrate homosexual unions shall not be conducted  participated in by our ministers in any way and shall not be conducted in our churches.

Rationale

  Paragraph 341.6 of The Book of Discipline does not permit our ministers to conduct ceremonies that celebrate homosexual unions but does not forbid their participation in such ceremonies. Any participation in these ceremonies by our ministers would misrepresent the position of The United Methodist Church.