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Resolution regarding LGBTQ persons

By: Richard Wahlstrom, Canyon Lake United Methodist Church, Rapid City, South Dakota

We the members of the Dakotas Annual Conference, come together today in love with God and each other. We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us to embrace diversity and differences of opinion, while liberating individual members to be fully themselves before God.

With that in mind: 

  1. We affirm the sacred worth of all persons, including our LGBTQ siblings, celebrate their gifts, and commit to being in ministry with them. And therefore,
  2. We will work to eliminate all discriminatory language, restrictions, and penalties in the Discipline regarding LGBTQ persons.

Submitted by Richard Wahlstrom
Canyon Lake United Methodist Church

Rapid City, South Dakota


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