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Presbyterian Church Votes To Allow Clergy To Perform Same-Sex Marriages

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Good news out of the Presbyterian Church! The denomination voted on Thursday to allow clergy members to perform same-sex marriages in the church. 

Religion News Service reports:

By a 76-24 percent vote, the General Assembly of the 1.8 million-member PCUSA voted to allow pastors to perform gay marriages in states where they are legal. Delegates, meeting in Detroit this week, also approved new language about marriage in the church’s Book of Order, or constitution, altering references to “a man and woman” to “two persons.”

This change will not become church law until a majority of the 172 regional presbyteries vote to ratify the new language. But given the lopsided 3-1 ratio of the vote, approval is expected.

Progress!!

 

(H/T: Towleroad)

 

Comments

Remember how religion taught that the Earth was definitely flat. It took some time but we evolved!

Wow! This is major. How wonderful that some are actually educating themselves instead of clinging onto old fashioned, unscientific values.

Where is KevDobbins for this one??? Oh Kev, come out, come out wherever you are. You see Kev, this is how churches work. They do, (and have done for thousands of years) that change the way the church operates. In the future, the World will only know that this is the normal and traditional form of marriage. Welcome to the right side of history and if you're not comfortable here, TOO BAD.

**Good news out of the Presbyterian Church! The denomination voted on Thursday to allow clergy members to perform same-sex marriages in the church. Delegates, meeting in Detroit this week, also approved new language about marriage in the church’s Book of Order, or constitution, altering references to “a man and woman” to “two persons.”**

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