Presbyterian Church (PC-USA) Vote to Allow Same-Sex Marriages

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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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4 thoughts on “Presbyterian Church (PC-USA) Vote to Allow Same-Sex Marriages”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. And another denomination bites the dust. Good thing is, many places the Bible says this will happen. I believe the individuals who will experience God's harshest judgments will be priestly types--clergy--who have been entrusted with proclaiming and defending the Scriptures, who renege and tell people it's not true. These are modern-day Gnostics who imagine themselves erudite, but who, actually, are common and sold-out to the world. Only God knows how many people they mislead into harm by their personal influence. Scripture says they will be doing this. Even they prove the Scriptures true. They are playing the roles of the false prophets and fools, minions of the antichrist, whom Scripture has warned us about, in this Script the Lord wrote aeons ago.

    "The time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and discharge all the duties of your ministry." (II Tim. 4:3-5)

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