Wednesday, February 20, 2002
In an interesting reversal, the Presbyterian Church (USA) kept the “fidelity and chastity” requirementfor ordination. A proposal to rewrite the Book of Order to allow ordination of homosexuals was passed by the denomination's General Assembly, but needed a majority of presbyteries to approve it. At last count, there vote was 91-40 against the proposal, a majority of the 173 presbyteries. Still, too many of these votes in mainline denominations have a significant minority voting for immoral behavior.
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