Celebrating the opening of the Presbyterian ordination process to openly LGBT people

By: Sunday July 10, 2011 11:19 am

This atheist is celebrating today with her Presbyterian family and friends!  I want equality everywhere, even places I wouldn’t go like the military and church. LGBT-positive changes that religious people bring about in their institutions result in members of that institution re-thinking how they treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people everywhere, not just in [...]

Guest Post by Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards: What Today’s Vote Means for the Church

By: Tuesday May 10, 2011 8:58 pm

Big happy news!  Ten years of effort have finally paid off.  The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted today to remove the barriers to the ordination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) clergy and lay leaders put in place in 1997!  Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards explains below what this development means for the people of the [...]

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) lifts ban on noncelibate gay clergy but dodges the marriage question

By: Sunday July 11, 2010 5:48 am

Wonderful news out of Minneapolis, where the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)* held their 219th General Assembly.  After about 15 years of trying, the church’s legislative body has lifted the ban on noncelibate gay clergy by a vote of 373 to 323.  The old ordination standard was: Those who are called to office in the church are [...]

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