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Presbyterian Church approves ordination of homosexuals

Catholic World News - May 11, 2011

Following ratification by the majority of the nation’s 173 regional presbyteries, the Presbyterian Church USA has officially approved the ordination of active homosexuals to its clergy. In doing so, the denomination, which has 2.8 million members, abolished a policy that had required candidates for ordination to live “in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness.”

The Episcopal Church (2.1 million members), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (4.6 million members), and United Church of Christ (1.1 million members) have also voted to permit homosexual ordination.

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  • Posted by: Ignatius184 - May. 12, 2011 8:42 AM ET USA

    Another reason to be thankful that God called me out of this denomination and into His one, true Church. I pray for my friends in the PC (USA) who struggle to follow Christ with such confusion and realize that I am not worthy of the grace given to me. Come home!

  • Posted by: edwillneff3195 - May. 11, 2011 9:58 PM ET USA

    Another liberal protestant denomination bites the dust. Will the last Presbyterian leaving the church please turn out the lights.

  • Posted by: kmbold - May. 11, 2011 7:55 PM ET USA

    Maybe there is a Presbyterian Ordinariate in the offing, if there are any faithful Christians left in that sect.

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