Over the past two days, the Overtures Committee considered 52 overtures on issues ranging from child protection, the church’s response to cultural issues such as sanctity of life and gay marriage, Insider Movements, the third ordination vow, erroneous views of creation, and the authority of the Standing Judicial Commission.

The Committee voted to make the following recommendations to the General Assembly:

  • Overture 6 – answer in the affirmative, with amendments (amended version is forthcoming)
  • Overtures 7, 12, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50 – answer with reference to the Assembly’s action on Overture 6
  • Overture 43 – answer in the negative
  • Overture 5 – answer in the negative
  • Overture 2 – answer in the negative
  • Overture 14 – answer with reference to the Assembly’s action on the Ad Interim Committee Report on Insider Movements
  • Overture 22 – answer in the negative
  • Overture 31 – answer in the negative
  • Overture 32 – answer in the negative
  • Overture 37 – answer in the affirmative
  • Overture 49 – answer in the affirmative
  • Overture 13 – answer in the negative
  • Overtures 3, 8, 11, 15, 17, 20 – answer with reference to the action taken on overture 13
  • Overture 40 – return to the teaching elder who submitted it
  • Overture 9 – answer in the negative

Click here for links to all the overtures. Revised overtures will be posted when they’re available.