Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): Gay Marriage Is Christian

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The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of “two people,” not just “a man and a woman.”

The amendment approved by the Presbyterian General Assembly requires approval from a majority of the 172 regional presbyteries, which will vote on the change over the next year. But in a separate policy change that takes effect at the end of this week’s meeting, delegates voted to allow ministers to preside at gay weddings in states where the unions are legal and local congregational leaders approve. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriage.

The votes, during a national meeting in Detroit, were a sweeping victory for Presbyterian gay-rights advocates. The denomination in 2011 eliminated barriers to ordaining clergy with same-sex partners, but ministers were still barred from celebrating gay marriages and risked church penalties for doing so.

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1 thought on “Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): Gay Marriage Is Christian”

  1. Mark 10:6-10
    (6)But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. (7)For
    this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; (8)And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. (9)What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

    Homosexual marriage is anything but the will of God — it is a blatant breaking of one of the 7 Sacraments: Holy Matrimony.

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