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Worthy Christian News » Presbyterian Church (PC-USA) Vote to Allow Same-Sex Marriages

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)– The highest governing body of the Presbyterian Church(USA) voted Thursday, by a 3-to-1 margin, to allow its ministers to perform same-sex marriages wherever such marriages are legal, according to The Christian Post.

But Carmen Fowler, president of the Presbyterian Lay Committee, told The Christian Post that PCUSA couldn't pass an authoritative interpretation for same-sex marriage while its Book of Order still defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

"They're trying to solve that by sending an amendment to the presbyteries which formally changes the language," said Carmen.

Indeed, PCUSA has approved an amendment redefining marriage as between two people, but this has yet to be ratified by a majority of the denomination's district governing bodies.

In a prepared statement, the Presbyterian Lay Committee publicly repudiated the actions of the PCUSA General Assembly.

"The Presbyterian Lay Committee mourns these actions and calls on all Presbyterians to resist and protest them … God will not be mocked and those who substitute their own felt desires for God's unchangeable Truth will not be found guiltless before a holy God".

Three years ago, PCUSA had voted to allow the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy.

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  • Christopher
    23 June 2014 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Don't be sad loyal Presbyterians, all denominations will go this way eventually. The only main denomination of significant numbers that will never adopt same sex marriage is the Orthodox Church. You heard it here first folks.

  • wandakate
    16 July 2014 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Hey, it looks like Satan has won again! I'm sure that he and his demons are thrilled, just a few more for their kingdom down in the pits.
    GOD has not permitted that from the beginning, He doesn't approve of it now, and He won't in the future. They may have those urges but once they follow through it becomes "sin". If they care, they will remedy the situation, if they don't care, they will meet their own fate. It's entirely up to them which stand they choose.
    The scriptures tell us they "will not" inherit the Kingdom of GOD. But, like everything else, that is their choice.

  • bayonnejoe
    27 July 2014 at 9:44 am - Reply

    As we watch the churches divide it's clear to see who loves God and who loves the world, which should make it easy for a believer to choose where he should worship. Are these church leaders reading the same word of God as I am? Friends, pray that your church leaders will follow God and shun the world, no matter what.

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