INDIANA STATE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PASSES 2017 SENATE RESOLUTION 2 (SR2)
METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO AND METROPOLIS OF DETROIT CONTINUE TO SEEK PASSAGE IN INDIANA OF ARCHON RESOLUTION
INDIANAPOLIS, IN: The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago under the leadership of Metropolitan Iakovos, and the Metropolis of Detroit under the leadership of Metropolitan Nicholas, together with Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos and Order of Saint Andrew (Archon) Regional Commanders Gus M. Pablecas, John G. Manos, and Lazaros Kircos, are proud to announce passage today by the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee of Senate Resolution 2 (SR2), which is the Order of Saint Andrew Religious Freedom Resolution in support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
Lead by Metropolis of Detroit Chancellor Fr Dean Hountalas and Archon Regional Commanders Gus Pablecas and Lazaros Kircos, together with Fr William Bartz, Fr Lucas Christensen, Fr Andrew Walsh, Archon Chris Rongos, and Metropolis of Chicago Media Relations Director John Ackerman, joined by numerous Greek Orthodox parishioners testified before the important Indiana State Senate Judiciary Committee. Also speaking before the committee in support of Indiana Senate Resolution 2 was Indiana Senator Lonnie Randolph and State Representative Bob Morris, who also committed to moving the resolution through the Indiana House of Representatives soon.
This hearing before the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee was seen as the major test of support for the resolution and an important indicator for the future action in Indiana. The Senate Judiciary Committee responded with an complete and absolute vote of approval and support. Senate Resolution 2 will now move forward for a vote by full Indiana State Senate and then to the House of Representatives. Here is the video of that Indiana State Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing.