May 11, 2011

Presbyterian Church to Ordain Gay Clergy

Andrew Stern, Reuters

The Presbyterian Church voted on Tuesday to allow the ordination of gays, becoming the fourth Protestant denomination in the United States to make the move that experts say reflects a larger cultural shift.

The debate over whether gays should be ordained as ministers has led to sharp divisions within several Protestant faiths. Some 100 congregations out of 11,000 have left the Presbyterian church in the past five years, including a few large ones, church sources said.

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May 11, 2012
Those Mean, Abusive, Hostile Presbyterians
Mollie Hemingway, GR
Reuters runs a piece about how a “Gay-led Los Angeles parish breaks with Presbyterian Church.” It begins with some dramatic language:As throngs of religious conservatives break from the U.S. Presbyterian Church over... more ››
May 9, 2012
Presbyterians to Follow Methodist Lead
Steve Lipman, Jewish Week
One prominent mainline Protestant church’s vote last week against divestment from Israel may influence another church to defeat a similar divestment resolution next month, according to a leader of the anti-divestment... more ››