"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer
Friday, August 26, 2005
Clergy and the U.P's
Church Panel Urges Gay-Clergy Change
Presbyterians to Consider Exceptions
By Alan Cooperman
Washington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 26, 2005; Page A14
After four years of work on the most contentious issues facing the church, a task force of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recommended yesterday that the 2.4 million-member denomination keep all its national standards for ordination but give local bodies the option of making individual exceptions for some gay ministers.
If approved next year by the church's General Assembly, the proposal would open the door to the ordination of openly gay clergy members -- although only on a case-by-case basis that would be subject to challenge in church courts.
This strikes me as a type of John Kerry moment. I voted for it before I voted against it.
The United Presbyterians are suggesting: No this isn’t acceptable unless you find it acceptable. OR We’re going to keep our standards but maybe we won’t – it all depends.
Here’s the real deal. If you’re a conservative in the United Presbyterian Church; you need to come to grips with the realities and BAIL OUT! The leadership of the U.P’s and the intellectual elite are bound and determined to allow active homosexuals to pastor their churches, teach in their seminaries and run their daycare centers. So be it. Conservatives; you just gotta “MoveOn dot Pres!”
Posted by S.G. at 4:54 PM