Anti-TP Resolution Is Null and Void
There was no dancing around in Cal-Pac last June. Their resolution did not mince words. They will not comply with TP and further, they will not authorize funds for background investigations, etc, that are called for by PT. The bishop, of course, had to rule it null and void.
Read the journey of the resolution onto the consent calendar where it was passed and how the lay person fighting it tried to get two kinds of questions into Conference so that he could get a ruling.
I know two members of the California-Pacific Annual Conference and know they knew the resolution was clearly a call to violate TP. The passage of the resolution, even if called null and void, still clearly expressed the mood of Cal-Pac and was a witness to what they see as unjust. The price for their rebellion? An official denunciation of their resolution, which does little more than stop any such official actions that will somehow still, when official action takes place, end up in results contrary to the intent of TP.
This is the most unabashed challenge to TP among the many in this session’s docket.