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A few days later, the Episcopal Church will open its triennial General Convention in Indianapolis, with a proposed rite for same-sex blessings also high on the agenda. Both denominations have 1.9 million members, and have lost hundreds of parishes as
The presbytery voted 94-68 to rescind an invitation to the Rev. Chris Glaser, a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a pastor in the predominantly gay Metropolitan Community Church. The presbytery Task Force on Ministry with Sexual Minorities
Ten congregations left the Southwestern Pennsylvania synod in the wake of the decision and another six of 191 remaining congregations have taken the first of two votes required to leave. "I hear the anger, I hear the hurt, I hear the disappointment,"
Last winter it left the 4.5 million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for a new Lutheran body, as have seven other congregations from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod...Yes, it was difficult, but it was a matter of understanding who we
Powered by FeedBurner Questions/Answers Questions and answers on Daily Breeze stories from readers like you...It is the latest in a string of mainline Protestant denominations allowing those in same-sex relationships to become pastors and leaders in
Because presbyteries in southwestern Pennsylvania have a history of opposition to gay ordination, few observers expect partnered gay clergy to serve openly here soon. But the handful of congregations that affirm them expect to celebrate the ministry