Friday, November 18, 2005

The Abortion of the Indiana-Kentucky Initiative

I have receieved reports from from both ends of the spectrum that yesterday's report that the Exec Committee of the General Board disqualifying two of three points of the Indiana Initiative was inaccurate. It is appears that paragraphs two and three were withdrawn by Indiana (the ones regarding non-geographic regions) after legal councel.

What I am not clear on--and would appreciate reader's help regarding--is whose legal counsel? If it was from Valley Forge, then it may be the best self-defensive legal counsel your mission money can buy.

Do I trust these guys? After again hearing their prattle during the Southern California Horse and Pony Show--the answer is NO. In particular, the evidence that Wright-Riggins simply lied to us on some matters regarding Native American ministries is overwhelming.

Keep posted, especially on the outcome of the key vote on the first paragraph. If it is defeated, it is the end of the ABC as we know it:

"We submit to the teaching of Scripture that God’s intended design for sexual intimacy places it within the context of marriage between one man and one woman, and acknowledge that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching."


Dennis E. McFadden said...
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Dennis E. McFadden said...

Glenn, the ABC outside legal counsel raised concerns and noticed issues regarding two of the three proposed recommendations of the petition. David Knipel got involved after the June meeting. He offered his assistance as to the next steps, getting it all ready for the Second Reading this week. Evidently there was quite a bit of back and forth between VF and Larry Mason. The bottom line is that Mason opted not to utilize ABC counsel in correcting the petition. The region decided to bring only the identity part of the petition to the GB for a Second Rreading this week. I THINK that this is accurate. But, given the difficulty of the parliamentary moves, who knows?

Dennis E. McFadden said...

My comment was needlessly ambiguous. David Knipel has been involved in a number of aspects of this process from the beginning. But, following the June meeting, he reportedly offered his assistance as to refining the petition.

Spirit and Truth said...

Whatever your opinions, calling Aidsand Wright-Riggins a liar in a public forum is tantamount to libel. You may believe you answer to a higher authority, but you're not above the law.