The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle writes:
In order to lead through General Convention 2012, I need to create a solution that respects our diversity and allows all people to act in accordance with their faith regarding issues of human sexuality; “for whatever does not proceed from faith is sin” (Romans 14:23). This is the work of this paper: to lay before you, the people of the Diocese of Texas, a means by which people of differing views (while holding a different view on sexuality out of their own faith and reading of scripture) may choose unity for the mission of God in Jesus Christ first and foremost. I am seeking in this short text to answer the questions: How do people with differing views on sexuality and blessing of same-gender relationships stay together for the sake of the Gospel? How is it that we are able to remain one church?
Read the rest of “Unity in Mission: A Paper on Common Mission” (121 pages).