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Presbyterian Gay Clergy

The Jointly Ordained Lesbian Couple Making History For Presbyterians

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion

The last time these two women walked down the aisle together, they said, “I do.” This past Sunday, the lives of the Rev. Kaci Clark-Porter and...

Promoting A Spirit Of Inclusion And Peace

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The challenge for those who have formed the Evangelical Order of Presbyterians, is to find joy in being a fan of Jesus, and to discover peace in the living of a Christ-like life.

Coming Out As An Evangelical Supporter Of Gay Rights

Rev. Dr. Mark Achtemeier | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mark Achtemeier

When I was ordained in 1984 I believed that gay and lesbian people could become "normal" through repentance and prayer. But in the last decade, I began to discover that God had other plans.

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).

Gay Pastors, Female Clergy And The Gospel

Christopher Cocca | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

For too long, many Christians have used spot-checks in Scripture to exclude groups from the radical equality and freedom before God that serve as the base of Jesus' Gospel message.

The Moral Awakening of Mainstream Christianity

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

As a minister put on trial by my church for marrying a same-gender couple, I have felt called by God to open up a heartfelt dialogue with those conflicted about or opposed to inclusion.

Gay Rights and the Presbyterian Church

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has worked on the behalf of the poverty issues, civil rights, elderly rights, environmental causes, and feminist issues. Now, that yarn is rainbow colored, and we intend to prevail in this struggle as well.

Gay Clergy: God's Spirit at Work?

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

It seems that once the issue of gay clergy has been resolved, usually after decades of wrangling, the denominations (or what's left of them, anyway) begin to experience a new freedom and energy to pursue their mission.

Presbyterian Leaders Approve Gay Clergy Policy

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

MINNEAPOLIS — Presbyterian leaders will not redefine marriage in their church constitution to include same-sex couples. The surprise vote to sh...