Jane Spahr's Denomination: Presbyterian Churches Ignore SF Minister's Censure

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JANE SPAHR
AP

SAN ANSELMO, Calif. -- Representatives of dozens of West Coast Presbyterian churches are defying their denomination's highest court by refusing to censure a retired minister who married same-sex couples in 2008.

The Presbyterian Church's highest court found the Rev. Jane Spahr of San Francisco guilty of misconduct in 2010 for officiating at same-sex weddings when they were legal in California. The court previously ruled that clergy could only bless same-sex unions, but not perform weddings.

Spahr appealed the decision but lost the battle before the church's General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission in February.

On Tuesday, representatives of Northern California Presbyterian churches voted overwhelmingly to ignore the commission and oppose Spahr's official censure.

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