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The Presbyterian Church (USA), the largest body of Presbyterians in the country, approved a change in the wording of its constitution to allow gay and lesbian weddings within the church, a move that threatens to continue to split the mainline Protestant denomination.
The 171 regional presbyteries (local leadership bodies within the PCUSA) have been voting on whether to change the wording to call marriage a contract “between a woman and a man” to being “between two people, traditionally a man and a woman.” On Tuesday, the denomination reached its needed majority of “yes” votes from at least 86 presbyteries to take effect. The change will be included in the church’s “Book of Order,” part of its constitution, taking effect on June 21.
The vote comes amid a larger debate over whether gay marriage conflicts with Scripture and would cause more Presbyterian churches to break relations with the PCUSA. The church has lost 37 percent of its membership since 1992.
originally posted by: agenda51
a reply to: SpongeBeard
we all have our beliefs and the environment we wish to bring up our kids.
originally posted by: chadderson
The line must be drawn. The word marriage is taken by the only union between two living things that can create new life, a man and a woman. If the line is not drawn and gays can marry, why can't there be group marriages, why can't there be human and object marriages(dolls), why can't there be human/plant marriages?
Homosexuality is a defect. No different than a child born of downs syndrome. We must love them, but understand the lens through which they witness the world. We live in a society where our foods are tainted with hormones and GMO's, people are being born with more prevalent defects now per capita than ever before, take autism for example.
Any union besides a man and a woman is a phony marriage and nothing but a friendship or idolization.
The argument of being gay down to the very chemicals being produced in the brain is not relevant, as the developmental defect is what causes this.
I'm not going to start quoting Romans or anything (yet), but this feels like blatant apostasy from Pauline Christianity.
The potential for rabid Atheists to jump on this as an excuse to bash the religion as a whole is extremely high, and as such I ask that they be on-topic and civil, else go make their own thread to spew their retardation.
originally posted by: DeathSlayer
Did you know that now it is legal for incest sex?
So now gays can marry, gay partners can now have children and raise them in a gay environment meanwhile teaching the children their prejudices and hates against straight people
originally posted by: AinElohim
You need to edit your title...
amends (lower case) their constitution (lower case)
Alternatively you can just add Their with a capital T.
*Presbyterian Church (USA) Amends Their Constitution to Allow Gay Marriage