Presbyterians to consider redefining marriage

Associated Press - 7/6/2010 6:40:00 AMweb source:

MINNEAPOLIS- This week's General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will consider redefining marriage to include same-sex couples and allowing ministers to perform same-sex weddings.

Carmen Fowler, president of the Presbyterian Lay Committee, believes those sorts of initiatives are to blame for the denomination's declining membership.

Her group supports upholding the church's traditional definition of marriage.

The PCUSA's newly-elected moderator, Cynthia Bolbach, supports gay marriage but told the assembly on Saturday that the denomination has become paralyzed.

Fowler says that's what happens when a church body becomes disconnected from its head -- Jesus Christ.