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Resolution Number: 2003-C004
Title: Oppose Certain Therapies for Sexual Orientation
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Substituted and Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 74th General Convention of The Episcopal Church affirm that sexuality is a gift of God and insists that any religious, spiritual, psychological, or psychiatric treatment which seeks to assist those who are confused about or unhappy with their sexual orientation not be coercive or manipulative; and be it further

Resolved, That this Church oppose any religious, spiritual, psychological, or psychiatric consulting or treatment which compromises our baptismal covenant to respect the dignity of every human being, affirming that medical treatment, psychological therapy, and pastoral counseling should conform to the professional standards of the respective professions.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Minneapolis, 2003 (New York: General Convention, 2004), p. 261f.