The Global Crisis for People Who Are LGBT and Their Families

The 221st General Assembly (2014) approved this commissioners’ resolution:

Given the global crisis for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons and their families in eighty-one countries where homosexuality is illegal and the impact of persecution that threatens their lives, health, and safety, the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) does the following:

1.    Encourages each Presbyterian to hold in prayer our LGBT sisters and brothers in the countries where they are vulnerable around the world.

2.    Encourages the Presbyterian Mission Agency to create educational resources about the critical global LGBT situation and forward those resources to synods and presbyteries for study and action.

3.    Encourages Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations to consider preparations to provide sanctuary, safety, and support for LGBT refugees and asylum seekers.

The PMA has now published the resource, The Global Crisis for People Who Are LGBT and Their Families: A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Response; click here.

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