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-Presbyterians Vote a Split Decision on Gay Issues

by Dr. D ~ July 10th, 2010

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Delegates to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) meeting this week in Minneapolis, Minn. turned in a split decision on two Gay friendly issues.

First 53% of the Presbyterian leaders voted to allow for the ordination of gay ministry in committed relationships. Then later in the week they voted by a 51% margin to retain their definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.

The decision on gay ministry will have to be approved by a vote of the 173 U.S. presbyteries before it becomes law in the denomination. Last couple of times the Presbyters voted down gay ministry. No one is quite sure how it will go this time around.

Response: It is curious that on one hand the delegates are only going to open up the ministry to gays who are in ‘committed relationships’ than in another vote decide not to allow for gay marriages.

So if this is finally approved by the Presbyters it sets up a situation where the denomination could have pastors and ministers that are in unmarried ‘committed relationships’. If this is the case, why not open the door to heterosexuals that are ‘shacking up’ also in so-called ‘committed relationships’. Seems rather inconsistent?

That’s what happens when you depart from the Biblical faith and are given over to satisfy the shifting sands of cultural morality.          *Top of the Blog

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