Yet Another Tragedy in Mainline ProtestantismThis is yet another tragedy in the sad history of mainline Protestantismâ€™s race toward total theological disaster.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Yet another denomination has voted to ordain openly homosexual candidates to its ministry. Yesterday, the Presbyterian Church (USA) presbytery of the Twin Cities in Minnesota voted to approve a change to the churchâ€™s constitution that will allow the denominationâ€™s 173 presbyteries to ordain persons without regard to sexual orientation.
The Twin Cities presbytery cast the deciding vote in what is now a 33-year effort to remove all restrictions on homosexuals serving in the churchâ€™s ordained ministry. It became the 87th presbytery to affirm the action of the churchâ€™s 219th assembly last summer authorizing the constitutional change. The action not only concludes over three decades of controversy over the ordination standards; it also reverses actions taken in 1997, 2001, and 2008, when similar efforts failed. In 1996, the denomination restated its ordination requirements to include â€œfidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman or chastity in singleness.â€ That policy had also required that candidates â€œrefusing to repent of any self-acknowledged practice which the confessions call sin shall not be ordained and/or installed as deacons, elders or ministers of the Word and Sacrament.â€
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