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Presbyterians on the verge of approving LGBT ordination

Presbyterians on the verge of approving LGBT ordination

Peter Smith of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports:

The nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination is on the brink of removing its longstanding ban on ordaining non-celibate gays and lesbians.

The decisive vote could come as soon as Tuesday at a meeting of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area in Minnesota. Or possibly in Western Kentucky.

A yes vote in either place would mark the 87th presbytery — making a majority of the regional governing bodies in the Louisville-based church — to ratify a proposed constitutional amendment. It would remove the denomination’s historic ban on ordaining anyone in a sexual relationship outside of a heterosexual marriage.

The Twin Cities presbytery approved a similar resolution by a wide margin when Presbyterians last took up this issue two years ago.


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Sarah Lawton

Is there something about meeting in Minneapolis?

– 1976–Episcopalians approved women’s ordination

– 2003–Episcopalians consented to the consecration of Gene Robinson

– 2009–ELCA allowed ordination of gays and lesbians

– 2011–Presbyterians also?

Thanks, Minneapolis!

And yes, TBTG.



JC Fisher

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