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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Presbyterian Church Approves Ordination of Homosexuals


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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