Northern Illinois UM's Require Candidates To Sign Pro-homosexuality, Pro-Sprague Heresy Creed For General Conference Endorsement
Caucuses ask General Conference delegates to be 'Open to All'
A coalition of caucuses in the Northern Illinois Conference has been formed to promote unity and cohesion within the Conference during election of delegates to General Conference, the denomination's top lawmaking body which convenes May 2004 in Pittsburgh.
The coalition has issued an "Open to All" statement asking candidates running for General Conference to sign "to make their values and beliefs clear to the Conference," according to the Rev. Bob Campbell.
Candidates who sign the statement will be eligible for endorsement by the coalition that is planning to create a slate of endorsed candidates to distribute at Annual Conference.
Representatives from Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Clergy Women's Caucus, Methodist Federation for Social Action, Fellowship of Asian-Americans, La Junta HispanoAmericano, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons developed the statement.
Editor's Note: "Open to All" theme is quite hypocritical as the group demands that ONLY their anti-creedal beliefs are permitted (as defined in their own "creed")
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