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August 16–25 Halifax The study […]


1980-08-16 – 1980-08-25


August 16–25 Halifax The study document In God's Image … Male and Female, which advocated acceptance of gays and lesbians into ministry, was debated by delegates to the twenty-eighth General Council of The United Church of Canada. Only 20 of 452 delegates opposed the report, which was then sent out to the Division of Mission to be debated by presbyteries and congregations of the church throughout the country.

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"United Church Talks to Focus on Sex Study: Homosexual Ordination an Issue," Globe and Mail, weekend ed., 9 August 1980, p. 15."United Church Stand on Homosexuality Clarified," Winnipeg Free Press, 20 December 1980, p. 8"United Church Says 'Gay OK,'" Gay Niagara News, 1, no. 4 (April 1980): 3–4"United Church of Canada," Gay Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), September 1980, p. (2)"United Church Gives Approval to Sex Report," Hamilton Spectator, city ed., 23 August 1980, p. 3"United Church General Council to Debate Gay-positive Study," Body Politic, no. 65 (1980), p. 14Roger Spalding, "United Church Accepts for Study Report Approving Gays in Ministry," Body Politic, no. 67 (1980), p. 10"Sexual Ethics Discussed," Canadian Churchman, June 1980, p. 7"Policy on Homosexuality Urged," Ottawa Journal, 20 August 1980Tom Harpur, "Youths Okay Homosexual Ministers," Toronto Star, Sunday ed., 24 August 1980, p. A12Tom Harpur, "Church Delays Sex Study Action," Toronto Star, four star ed., 19 August 1980, p. A4John Asling, "Sexuality Celebrated in Study: Positive Effort by United Church" (column), Kitchener-Waterloo Record, city ed., 21 February 1981, p. 45