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Reflections on the Presbyterian Church General Assembly and How Gracious Debate Can Lead to Action

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

If one of America's historic mainline churches can respectfully and prayerfully debate important issues like marriage, justice or geopolitical conflicts -- and reach a conclusion graciously -- might this be a turning point in our national debates? I have hope that this is so.

Presbyterian Church Crawling Toward Marriage Equality

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Many Presbyterians jubilantly proclaimed that the Holy Spirit had unquestionably descended upon the 221st General Assembly when commissioners voted to amend the definition of "marriage" in the Book of Order from a union of "a man and a woman" to a union of "two people."

Learning To Tell My Gay, Christian Story

Rev. Mieke Vandersall | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Rev. Mieke Vandersall

Somehow in telling my own story, and for me in being as out and proud of my Christian story as I am of my gay story, it allows others to find their stories too. In that finding, in that telling, I believe we find God, and Jesus at work.

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Come Out Against Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.06.2012 | Religion

Members of the nation's largest Presbyterian denomination on Friday voted against a proposal that would have created a path to same-sex marriage cerem...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Gear Up For Gay Marriage, Divestment Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

When thousands of members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) convene in Pittsburgh this week for their denomination's biennial gathering, they will deba...

Gay Marriage Rift May Split Megachurch

AP | Posted 03.03.2012 | Denver

Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The 4,000-member First Presbyterian Church in Colorado church plans to ask members Sunday whether ...

Killing the Church by Denigrating the Immediacy of God

Eliot Daley | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Eliot Daley

We are smothering God. And our church. We're engaged in an unholy combination of implicit theocide and communal suicide.

Jaweed Kaleem

After Gay Clergy Vote, Presbyterians Talk Defection

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion

Less than four months after the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) made a historic and controversial move to ordain noncelibate, openly gay and lesbian cler...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterian Church Will Start Ordaining Gay Clergy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion

An historic change will take place in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Sunday when a measure takes effect allowing openly gay men and women in sam...

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.

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).

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.

Jaweed Kaleem

In Historic Shift, Presbyterian Church Will Allow Gay Clergy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) passed a historic measure Tuesday evening allowing openly gay men and women in same-sex relationships to be ordained ...

Science, the Bible, and the Vote to Ordain Gays

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

In the face of a conflict between science and the Bible, Calvin urged his readers not to reject science nor to ignore the Bible, but to understand the Bible differently.

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...

Presbyterian Church's Gay Clergy Ban Overturned

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On the heels of a landmark California Supreme Court ruling that overturned a ban on gay marriage, the Presbyterian Church (USA) has done the same thi...