Saturday, June 28, 2008

Gay Clergy & the PCUSA

The Presbyterian Church, USA has voted to drop its ban on gay clergy. The vote at the denomination's General Assembly in San Jose, California was 54% to 46%. But the battle has just begun over the issue. It will take a year or so to find out whether the proposal gets the required support from the nation’s presbyteries. A majority of these regional church bodies must agree for this vote to change the church constitution. The nation's presbyteries overwhelmingly rejected similar efforts twice before. In the meantime, the interpretation supersedes a ruling going in the opposite direction from the church's high court.

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