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Petition 90036<< Back

CoWF - Traditional Plan #5 - Episcopal Responsibilities - Par. 415.6 (90036-TC-¶415.6-G)
Petition Status:Calendar Item
Petition Text:Submitted TextADCA p. 184
References:Book of Discipline: ¶415
Committee:The Committee
Financial Implications:No
Submitted by:
Commission on a Way Forward (General Agency)
Thomas A. Lambrecht
Spring, TX, USA

Calendar Item Status<< Back

CoWF - Traditional Plan #5 - Episcopal Responsibilities - Par. 415.6 (TC3-¶415.6-A-G)
Calendar Item Status:Committee Voted (Printed in DCA p. 383)
Calendar Item No:4
Petitions on Calendar:90036
Consent Calendar:Not assigned to a Consent Calendar.
Committee Motion:Move to Adopt
Committee Vote:
For: 461Against: 359Not Voting: 0
Vote Date and Time:2/25/2019 10:37 AM
Legislative Committee Report:

The Petition stands as submitted.


Plenary Action Status<< Back

Last Vote Action:Vote on Main Motion
This motion was Adopted, with 438 votes for and 384 votes against.
Plenary Motions:
2/26/2019 4:04 PM
Amend the Main Motion REJECTED 274-545

Amend petition 90036 by addition of the phrase "polygamous, divorced, and/or remarried," in entire language of the petition following "self-avowed homosexuals,"

The amended petition will read:

Amend by addition ¶ 415.6:

To consecrate bishops; to ordain elders and deacons; to commission deaconesses, home missioners, and missionaries; and to see that the names of the persons commissioned and consecrated are entered on the journals of the conference and that proper credentials are furnished to these persons. Bishops are prohibited from consecrating bishops who are self-avowed homosexuals, polygamous, divorced, and/or remarried, even if they have been duly elected by the jurisdictional or central conference. Bishops are prohibited from commissioning those on the deacon or elder track if the Board of Ministry has determined the individual is a self-avowed homosexual, polygamous, divorced, and/or remarried or has failed to certify it carried out the disciplinarily mandated examination, even if the individual has been recommended by the Board of Ordained Ministry and approved by the clergy session of the annual conference. Bishops are prohibited from ordaining deacons or elders if the Board of Ministry has determined the individual is a self-avowed homosexual, polygamous, divorced, and/or remarried, or has failed to certify it carried out the disciplinarily mandated examination, even if the individual has been recommended by the Board of Ordained Ministry and approved by the clergy session of the annual conference.

2/26/2019 4:53 PM
Vote on Main Motion ADOPTED 438-384