2010 World Conference Resolution

G-16 Request to Authorize Ordinations
From the Australia Mission Centre

Whereas, Community of Christ has affirmed repeatedly that individuals are called by God according to their giftedness (Doctrine and Covenants 119:8b and 156:9b-c, and WCR 1226 Affirmation of Human Diversity), and

Whereas, Some members of the church are being denied opportunity to serve in priesthood specifically because of their sexual orientation even when a call has been discerned by the appropriate leaders; therefore, be it

Resolved, That this World Conference ask the First Presidency to consider allowing for the ordination of individuals regardless of their sexual orientation in those jurisdictions of the church where such priesthood calls are received, or have been received and duly processed and approved by the appropriate leaders, and where such ordinations are accepted by the will of the congregation and/ or mission center or World Conference.