Presbyterians vote to remove ban on LGBT persons

June 29, 2008

From New Church Revolution:

San Jose, CA, June 27, 2008: Shortly before noon on Friday, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) voted to change ordination policies of the denomination. Up to now, requirements included “fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness.” The new passage simply states that candidates for ordination “pledge themselves to live lives obedient to Jesus Christ the Head of the Church, striving to follow where he leads through the witness of the Scriptures, and to understand the Scriptures through the instruction of the Confessions.” The motion will now be sent to the individual presbyteries (regional clusters of congregations) for ratification, and will need to pass by a simple majority in order to change the Book of Order (constitution).

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3 Responses to “Presbyterians vote to remove ban on LGBT persons”

  1. tasithoughts Says:

    Great progess for human rights

  2. Travis Says:

    The Episcopal Church has always had a great attitude of letting God be the judge, but has not always followed that attitude in their actions. I’m glad their actions finally met up with their attitude.

  3. Travis Says:

    Oh, Presbyterians. Then in the words of the great Gilda Rander, “Nevermind.”


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