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UM Global Agency Expected to Recommend Legitimization of Homosexuality at GC2000

According to C. A. Dillon, member of the General Board of Church and Society, on Satuday morning, October 3, 1998, the Human Resources sub-committee of the General Board of Church and Society voted 5-2 to recommend that the General Board submit a resolution to GC2000 striking the following phrase from the Book of Discipline: "Although we do not condone the practice of homosexuality and consider this practice incompatible with Christian teaching..." (p. 98 1996 Book of Discipline).

This recommendation has been referred to the full Board for consideration and will be voted on in March of 1999. The recommendation is expected to be adopted by the General Board at that time.

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