At the Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of the Redwoods on May 15, 2012, the Permanent Judicial Commission's reported on Janie's GAPJC decision.

A motion was made by Legal Defense Team and Redwoods Presbytery member, Scott Clark: Be it resolved that the Presbytery of the Redwoods opposes imposition of the rebuke set forth in the decision dated August 27, 2010. 

More than 20 people addressed the roughly 100 church leaders and members assembled for the meeting, with about 17 speaking in support of Spahr and three opposing Clark's motion. Some of the speakers came from as far as Texas and New York.

Members of the presbytery cast their votes by standing either in favor or against the motion. Passed! 74 Ayes, 18 opposed.

"I think love and justice have come together here," Rev. Spahr said after the vote.

Motion passed by the Presbytery of the Redwoods at the First Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo on the rebuke of Jane Adams Spahr:

THAT the Presbytery oppose imposition of the rebuke as set forth in the decision of the Presbytery Permanent Judicial Commission, dated August 27, 2010 (which was stayed by its terms until the present day), by declaring and resolving as follows:

WHEREAS, our primary ordination vow as Ruling and Teaching Elders is to be obedient to Jesus Christ, the Word of God, as the Scriptures bear witness to him, (F-1.02; W-4.4003(a);

WHEREAS the love of God in Jesus Christ is for all people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people;

WHEREAS, The Gospel of Jesus Christ and the constitution require that full inclusion and pastoral care be extended to all members of the church;

WHEREAS, this Presbytery called the Rev. Dr. Jane Adams Spahr to a ministry in outreach to—and in community among and with—lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people;

WHEREAS, the 38-year ministry of the Rev. Dr. Jane Adams Spahr has been faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to her calling;

WHEREAS, the decision of August 27, 2010, by its terms, acknowledges and apologizes (1) that the rules of the church “are against the Gospel,” and (2) that the decision and rebuke continue the grievous harm “that has been, and continues to be, done” by the church to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people “in the name of Jesus Christ;”

Be it RESOLVED that the Presbytery of the Redwoods opposes imposition of the rebuke set forth in the decision dated August 27, 2010, as inconsistent with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the faithful life of ministry lived out in this Presbytery.