The Overtures Committee voted to recommend to the 42nd General Assembly that it answer Overture 6 in the affirmative. This overture, from Georgia Foothills Presbytery, calls for church leaders to become more informed about issues of child sexual abuse in the church, to report such issues to appropriate authorities in accordance with the laws of their state, and to require all PCA committees and agencies to review their reporting policies and care for survivors of such abuse. The overture passed 89-0-1, with slightly amended language (the amended version will be posted as soon as it becomes available).
The Committee also recommends that the Assembly answer overtures (7, 12, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 30, 33, 34, 38, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51) with reference to Overture 6.
The Assembly will vote on these recommendations on Thursday.