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Gay Ordination

Room at the Table: When Separation Is the Faithful Option

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I love the hope expressed in the Gospel phrase "that they may all be one". It was Christ's hope for the church, and it's the motto of my own denomination, the United Church of Christ.

Not just LGBT Issues: Why Hundreds of Congregations Made Final Break With Mainline Denominations

David Briggs | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

In 2005, two congregations left the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In 2006, three churches departed. But the floodgates have lifted since then as decades-old tensions between liberals and conservatives have reached breaking points.

When the Unthinkable Becomes Commonplace: Charting the Future of Ministerial Ordination

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

Though closeted gay men have been ordained for generations, and more recently closeted lesbians as women's ordination came online, stigma often haunted any clergy person suspected of being a member of the sexual minority. Not long ago, authorizing boards were battlegrounds.

Mainline Protestant Church Decisions On LGBT Issues Highlight Growing Generational Gaps

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

It will be instructive to see how these American religious bodies navigate the coming sea change on attitudes led by their younger American members toward more inclusive policies.

Opening Doors: Katie Ricks Becomes First Out Lesbian To Be Ordained In PCUSA

Todd Clayton | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Todd Clayton

One thing is certain: "the door's open for LBGT people to be ordained, and it's happening."

Meet Scott Anderson, Soon To Be the First (Openly) Gay Minister Ordained by Presbyterian USA

John Shore | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Scott Anderson, who because of his sexual orientation was essentially forced out of his Presbyterian church in 1990, will, this Saturday, become the first openly gay person ordained in the history of PC (USA).

Activists Push Change In Methodists' Gay Policy

Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion

By Michael O'Malley Religion News Service CLEVELAND (RNS) Hundreds of United Methodists are meeting in Huron, Ohio, this week in an uphill bid to ...

My Hopes As Presbyterians Vote For Inclusion

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

This has always been about homosexuality and whether or not we will recognize LGBT folks as being called into ordained leadership in the Presbyterian Church (USA).