Resolutions to 2014 Texas Annual Conference

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1.  RESOLUTION REGARDING USE OF LANGUAGE

As per the resolutions below, the Texas Annual Conference proposes that an amendment be made in Paragraphs 161F and footnote 3 of paragraph 310.2(d) regarding the use of “incompatibility” in describing homosexual practice.      This resolution comes with the support of the Texas Annual Conference Social Principles Implementation Ministry (SPIM) Committee, requesting that this resolution 1, parts 1.A and 1.B, be approved by the 2014 Texas Annual Conference for submission by this Conference to the 2016 General Conference. SPIM is authorized to edit this resolution in all of its parts prior to submission to the 2016 General Conference for the purpose of conforming it to General Conference formatting requirements if needed. See Full Text

1.A - A  RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO PETITION GENERAL CONFERENCE TO REMOVE THE CONDEMNATORY LANGUAGE ON HOMOSEXUALITY FROM THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE  

1.B - A  RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO PETITION THE GENERAL CONFERENCE TO REMOVE DISCRIMINATORY LANGUAGE ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY FROM THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE 

2.  RESOLUTION REGARDING STANDARDS AND CONDUCT FOR ORDAINED CLERGY

As per the resolutions below, the Texas Annual Conference proposes that amendments be made in Paragraphs 304.3, 2702.1, and Footnote 3 of  ¶310.2(d), removing the category of sexual orientation or practice as an impediment for ordination and service within The United Methodist Church.

This resolution comes with the support of the Texas Annual Conference Social Principles Implementation Ministry (SPIM) Committee, requesting that this resolution 2, Parts 2.A, 2.B, and 2.C be approved by the 2014 Texas Annual Conference for submission by this Conference to the 2016 General Conference. SPIM is authorized to edit this resolution in all of its parts prior to submission to the 2016 General Conference for the purpose of conforming it to General Conference formatting requirements if needed. 

2.A - A RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO PETITION THE GENERAL CONFERENCE TO UPDATE THE MORAL STANDARDS OF CLERGY IN THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE

2.B - A RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO PETITON THE GENERAL CONFERENCE TO UPDATE THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE TO END DISCRIMINATION IN CHARGEABLE OFFENSES OF CLERGY

2.C - A  RESOLUTION CALLING  THE TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO PETITION THE GENERAL CONFERENCE TO END DISCRIMINATION AGAINST HOMOSEXUAL CLERGY IN THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE

3.  RESOLUTION REGARDING USE OF CHURCH FUNDS

As per the resolutions below, the Texas Annual Conference proposes that amendments be made in Paragraphs 613.19 and 806.9 regarding the use of United Methodist funds.

This resolution comes with the support of the Texas Annual Conference Social Principles Implementation Ministry (SPIM) Committee, requesting that this resolution 3, Parts 3.A and 3.B be approved by the 2014 Texas Annual Conference for submission by this Conference to the 2016 General Conference. SPIM is authorized to edit this resolution in all of its parts prior to submission to the 2016 General Conference for the purpose of conforming it to General Conference formatting requirements if needed. 

3.A - A RESOLUTION CALLING ON  THE TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO PETITION THE GENERAL CONFERENCE TO END DISCRIMINATION AND CONFUSION CONCERNING FUNDING OF UNITIED METHODIST ORGANIZATIONS 

3.B - A RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO PETITION GENERAL CONFERENCE TO  END DISCRIMINATION AND CONFUSION CONCERNING FUNDING OF UNITED METHODIST ORGANIZATIONS

4.  RESOLUTION REGARDING MARRIAGE AND  MARRIAGE CEREMONIES

As per the resolutions below, the Texas Annual Conference proposes that amendments be made in Paragraphs 161B, 341.6, and 162.J, regarding marriage, civil unions, marriage ceremonies and the rights attenuating thereto.

This resolution comes with the support of the Texas Annual Conference Social Principles Implementation Ministry (SPIM) Committee, requesting that this resolution 4, Parts 4.A, 4.B and 4.C be approved by the 2014 Texas Annual Conference for submission by this Conference to the 2016 General Conference. SPIM is authorized to edit this resolution in all of its parts prior to submission to the 2016 General Conference for the purpose of conforming it to General Conference formatting requirements if needed. 

4.A - A  RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO PETITION GENERAL CONFERENCE TO REMOVE THE RESTRICTIVE LANGUAGE ON MARRIAGE FROM THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE

4.B - A RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO PETITION THE GENERAL CONFERENCE TO CHANGE  THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE TO OFFER THE BLESSINGS OF MARRIAGE TO HOMOSEXUAL COUPLES

4.C - A  RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO PETITION THE GENERAL CONFERENCE TO UPDATE THE EQUAL RIGHTS IN THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE

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