The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States is only seven votes away from having enough regional bodies favor changing its official definition of marriage to include homosexual unions.At last year's general assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA) approved an amendment changing their Book of Order's definition of marriage from being between "a man and a woman" to "two people, traditionally a man and a woman."Known as Amendment 14-F, the possible change to the Book of Order is leading with 79 regional bodies, or presbyteries, in favor and 37 opposed.These 79 regional bodies included the Presbytery of East Tennessee, which narrowly approved the amendment Saturday in a vote of 61-56.read more: http://www.christianpost.com/news/presbyterian-church-usa-is-just-7-votes-away-from-redefining-marriage-to-include-gay-couples-135383/
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
This is bothersome.I'm for gay people to have legal rights in the land but...for a church to change their perspective, sounds to me that they are not looking for sound doctrine, which is a sad place to be as a believer.I'll be praying for them.
Presbyterianism in America has been fractious since the Great Awakening. There was a divide among them over whether unconverted ministers could do any spiritual good. Seriously. Unconverted ministers were acceptable if they had a college degree and passed exams, but those larger numbers who were revived in the Great Awakening and who understood Scripture called them what they were. It was a deep division, and only one among many. Can you imagine men like Duncan Campbell being diplomatic in such nonsense as this?