Boycott of South Carolina Due to the Use of the Confederate Flag
ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA99.06.31
Passed by the 1999 Churchwide Assembly in Denver, Colorado.
Whereas, the ELCA Conference of Bishops, in its meeting prior to the 1999 Churchwide Assembly, voted to change its spring 2000 gathering from Charleston, South Carolina, in response to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People boycott related to the presence of the confederate flag over the South Carolina capitol; and
Whereas, our own South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has passed several resolutions requesting the removal of the confederate flag; therefore be itResolved
RESOLVED, that the 1999 ELCA Churchwide Assembly affirm and support by a vote of confidence the action of the Conference of Bishops in moving their spring 2000 gathering.