Mandatory Sentences for Bishops
During General Conference, three petitions were referred to the Council relating to providing mandatory sentences for certain kinds of Disciplinary violations related to homosexuality. The Council, in JCD 1318, showed they were invalid. This particular request dealt with a fourth similar petition that would impose mandatory sentences on bishops for those same offenses. Since the General Conference voted the petition down, the Council felt it did not need to rule on the petition's merits.