The eight-page statement reviews the positions taken on the civil rights and/or marriage of gays and lesbians by the Presbyterian Church, Unitarian Universalist Association, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the United Methodist Church, the Episcopal Church in the United States, the United Church of Christ, the Buddhists, the Central Conference of American Rabbis (the Reform Movement in Judaism), and the Hawaiian tradition.
The statement concludes with the following resolutions, and then signatures
of supporting parties:
Therefore, be it resolved, that the undersigned oppose
any constitutional amendment or other statute concerning same-gender
Be it further resolved, that the undersigned oppose any governmental action that would impose a duty upon any faith community to solemnize marriages contrary to their religious and moral views.
Be it further resolved, that while the undersigned
recognize that there is great diversity in the faith community regarding
the unique place of the religious and spiritual aspects of marriage, we
call upon appropriate municipal, state and national legislative
Be it further resolved, that the undersigned invite
all persons of faith, in the spirit of reconciliation, to experience the
Ex-Officio, Marriage Project - Hawaii Steering Committee
President, Friends of h.e.r.m.p
P.S. Marriage Project - Hawaii is grateful to the many mainland contributors who helped us cut our bill with Dan Foley in half. A special mahalo goes to Rev. Mel White, who worked wonders in spreading the word of our financial distress.
Dan is hard at work, with advice of Evan
Wolfson of LLDEF, on the preparing responses to the state's appeal of the
Dec. 3 ruling by Circuit Court Judge Kevin Chang. Yes, that means that our need for new funds continues. Please be generous!
Contributions to Marriage Project - Hawaii
(formerly h.e.r.m.p) are fully tax- deductible, and may be sent to
Marriage Project - Hawaii
PO Box 11690
Honolulu, HI 96828
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