For me, the landmark United Church vote on sexual orientation came at a high personal cost

“Justice was served at General Council. Yes. And harm was also done,” says Rev. Don Collett.

By Don Collett

As I sat down to enjoy a keynote from artist Kent Monkman at the “Trans as the New Frontier” conference at the University of Victoria in March, a shock ran through me from head to toe.

Once in my seat at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, I realized it was the space in which the 32nd General Council of the United Church of Canada had taken place 30 years earlier. That was the meeting in which the document Membership, Ministry and Human Sexuality was adopted. It was a document that I, a clergy delegate from South Alberta Presbytery, had a hand in writing.

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