Resolved that the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area at its September Stated Meeting encourage its congregations and its members to stand opposed to divisive politics and to advocate for the dignity and worth of all citizens within our state; and be it further
Resolved that the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area take action to make the Presbytery’s position on this matter known throughout the Presbytery, and to the public at large.
However, as noted above, one of the reasons is taken from the Presbyterian Book of Confessions, the Confession of 1967."
In the Resolution this is what is stated:
"Whereas, according to our Book of Confessions (9:44), “In [God’s] reconciling love, [God] overcomes the barriers between brothers [and sisters] and breaks down every form of discrimination... The church is called to bring all men [and women] to receive and uphold one another as persons in all relationships of life: in employment, housing, education, leisure, marriage, family, church, and the exercise of political rights.... Congregations, individuals, or groups of Christians who exclude, dominate, or patronize their fellowmen, however subtly, resist the Spirit of God and bring contempt on the faith which they profess,”
But the authors of the Resolution have changed the meaning of 9:44 by leaving out several words. This is what the Confession actually says.
May God have mercy on us.
UPdate: The Presbytery of the Twin Cities has sent out an e-mail alert on this resolution. The one quote they picked from their resolution was the mangled quote from the Confession of 67. They do have a facebook page where one could post thoughts. http://www.facebook.com/presbyterytwincitiesarea