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Ohio Conservatives Test GC2000 Delegate's Questionnaire


Hello everyone,

            Here is a copy of our proposed questionnaire for GC2000 delegates.  Please send your comments, suggestions, additions, corrections, etc.

Yours by the Grace,
Rod

Dr. Rodney J. Buchanan
Mulberry St. United Methodist Church
205 N. Mulberry St.
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
Voice: 740-393-2576
Fax: 740-392-4846
rbuch@ecr.net
www.ecr.net/rbuch/homepag2.htm


QUESTIONNAIRE FOR POTENTIAL
GENERAL CONFERENCE 2000 DELEGATES

(Please circle the response that most accurately represents your position.)

  1.  The United Methodist Church is called to be in ministry with all persons regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.

    | Strongly Agree | Agree | Unsure | Disagree | Strongly Disagree |

  2. The United Methodist Church should permit the ordination of persons who are self-avowed, practicing homosexuals.

    | Strongly Agree | Agree | Unsure | Disagree | Strongly Disagree |

  3. Ordained or licensed United Methodist clergy should not be permitted to perform same sex covenant (holy union) services.

    | Strongly Agree | Agree | Unsure | Disagree | Strongly Disagree |

  4. The current organizational structure of the United Methodist Church is effectively helping the local church carry out its mission and ministry.

    | Strongly Agree | Agree | Unsure | Disagree | Strongly Disagree |

  5. I support the separation of Word Service from Conference Benevolences in order to give individual churches greater flexibility in determining how their monies are expended for ministry and mission.

    | Strongly Agree | Agree | Unsure | Disagree | Strongly Disagree |

  6. I believe the most important qualification for bishop should be: _____________________________________________________________________ .

  7. I believe the three most critical issues facing the United Methodist Church today are:

    a. ____________________________________________________________

    b. ____________________________________________________________

    c. ____________________________________________________________

  8. I believe the Bible to be divinely inspired and the primary authority in matters of faith and practice.

    | Strongly Agree | Agree | Unsure | Disagree | Strongly Disagree |

  9. I believe Jesus Christ is the unique Son of God, the only Savior and Lord.

    | Strongly Agree | Agree | Unsure | Disagree | Strongly Disagree |

  10. I favor a ban on partial birth abortions.

    | Strongly Agree | Agree | Unsure | Disagree | Strongly Disagree |

  11. Paragraph 65 J of the 1996 Book of Discipline states: "We cannot affirm abortion as an acceptable means of birth control, and we unconditionally reject it as a means of gender selection." In light of this, I believe the United Methodist Church should not continue support of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. (This group presently uses our name, finances, and endorsement to lobby politically for abortion rights.)

    | Strongly Agree | Agree | Unsure | Disagree | Strongly Disagree |

  12. We should retain our current United Methodist Church prerequisites for full membership in the United Methodist Church of infant baptism and youth confirmation, rather than accept infant baptism as the only requirement.

    | Strongly Agree | Agree | Unsure | Disagree | Strongly Disagree |

Signed: ___________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________


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