Archived from the original on June 7, The legalization of same-gender Civil Partnerships in Scotland in brought the issue to a head again, this time over the question of whether Church of Scotland ministers are allowed to conduct and also have the right to decline to perform union ceremonies between two persons of the same gender. Additionally, the Assembly voted to send out a proposed amendment to the Book of Order that would change the definition of marriage from "between a man and a woman" to "between two people, traditionally between a man and a woman. The resolution, which had failed in different forms in recent years, needed approval from both the PC USA General Assembly as well as from presbyteries; 97 of the denomination's presbyteries voted to approve the new policy. This is referred to as home rule and does not make ordination of LGBTQ persons a mandated denominational standard.
By affirming the right of committed gay couples to make life-long vows to one another, we are seeking to walk in the Way of Jesus, who stood with the outcast and proclaimed their full humanity.
Presbyterians to officially allow gay clergy
They will not appear online until approved and will be posted during business hours. I serve a small congregation with folks all over the political and theological spectrum. Presbyterians to officially allow gay clergy. Previously, the measure was rejected each time by the denomination's presbyteries. Archived from the original on 3 June In India, the Presbyterian Church of India is strongly against homosexuality. When the time comes for my church to confront this issue personally, we will do so with vigorous conversation, mutual forbearance, and no small measure of humor.
As we mark one year since Parkland, virtue requires us to act. Additionally, the Assembly voted to send out a proposed amendment to the Book of Order that would change the definition of marriage from "between a man and a woman" to "between two people, traditionally between a man and a woman. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You've reached your article limit. The new policy, which was passed by the church's General Assembly last summer, required approval from a majority of regional presbyteries. The Church of Scotland discussed the issue at its General Assembly.