Presbyterian Vote On Gay Marriage, Divestment, At General Assembly

  • metta

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    Jun 27, 2012 9:24 PM GMT


    Presbyterian Vote On Gay Marriage, Divestment, At General Assembly

    "A church survey from February found that 51 percent of church members opposed same-sex marriage, while 34 percent approved, and the remainder were undecided. Among pastors, 41 percent approved of same-sex marriage, while 41 percent were against it. That's a significant change since a similar survey was done in 2005, when 13 percent of members and 35 percent of pastors favored same-sex marriage."

    I find it interesting that more pastors favor it than church members. It is also good to see such an improvement over such a short period of time.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/26/presbyterian-gay-marriage-general-assembly_n_1628595.html
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    Jun 27, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    I belong to a Presbyterian church. My pastor (a straight woman) is in favor of marriage equality.
  • tazzari

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    Jun 27, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREI find it interesting that more pastors favor it than church members. It is also good to see such an improvement over such a short period of time.


    Not surprising. Pastors and priests are in the "business" and have often thought and studied the issue more than parishioners. In the Episcopal Church, priests have often been at the forefront of acceptance, and have brought their congregations along.

    Our (retired) assistant priest gave a great pre-Pride sermon two weeks ago in which he described gay rights as "the human rights issue of our time". And and our two other assistant priests marched in the parade.
  • metta

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    Jul 05, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    Committee of the Presbyterian Church (USA) approves marriage equality amendment

    "The Civil Union and Marriage Committee of the General Assembly of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has just passed a resolution (known as an overture) to update the Directory of Worship (part of the Presbyterian Church’s Constitution) to change the definition of marriage from a “man and a woman” to “two persons.” The committee vote was 28-24. The committee also passed legislation calling on the PCUSA to study the meaning of Christian marriage."

    http://thetaskforceblog.org/2012/07/05/committee-of-the-presbyterian-church-usa-approves-marriage-equality-amendment/
  • metta

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    Jul 06, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    Gay Marriage At Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly Voted Down


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/06/gay-marriage-presbyterian-general-assembly_n_1655327.html