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14. RESOLUTION "SUPPORT FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR ARMED FORCES"
The Moderator asked Mr. Peter Young to give the rest of his report. He moved the adoption of the Resolution "Supporting for the Men and Women of Our Armed Forces."
Ms. Judith Brain (MASS) moved to amend the resolution.
91-GS-64 VOTED: The Eighteenth General Synod amends, "BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Eighteenth General Synod urges chaplains, churches and conferences to give pastoral and prophetic support to those more then 1,000 conscientious objectors within the military who were forced to disobey orders, to AWOL, or be imprisoned—some of whom have suffered severe mistreatment—when their claims, made shortly before or during the Persian Gulf War, were seriously delayed as an unintended consequence of the war." The amendment passed 330 to 275.
91-GS-65 Voted: The Eighteenth General Synod adopts the Resolution "Support for the Men and Women of Our Armed Forces, as amended:
SUPPORT FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR ARMED FORCES
WHEREAS, we recognize that many of our fellow Americans have served and are serving in our Armed Forces and may be called upon to forfeit their lives for our country;
WHEREAS, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ states on July 7, 1981, that it "desires to hold within its fellowship in love all those whose consciences are found to Christ (including) those who accept military service…;