Thursday, July 8, 2010

Same-Sex Marriage on Media Radar

Today's media coverage of LGBT issues at the General Assembly was strongly focused on the potential of same-sex marriage in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Presbyterian Church USA to vote on same-sex 'marriage,'ordination, Associate Press
Mainline Presbyterians (Presbyterian Church USA) at their General Assembly in Minneapolis could vote today to approve same-gender "marriage" and ordination.

Michael Adee, who heads the homosexual-rights group More Light Presbyterians, says he has "dreamed and prayed and worked for these moments" for years.
Presbyterians consider backing gay marriage, NewsOK
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is poised to become the largest U.S. Christian denomination to permit same-sex marriage if church leaders meeting for their national convention in Minneapolis go along with a committee recommendation.
Presbyterian's General Assembly to consider redefining marriage, Digital Journal
As the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meets this week one important subject they will be looking at is should the church redefine marriage to include same-sex couples and allow the ministers to perform same-sex weddings.
A new moderator was chosen, Cynthia Bolbach, an elder from National Capital Presbytery in Washington from six candidates. The moderator is the top leadership position for the assembly.
Presbyterians to vote on gay marriage, Sacramento Bee
Delegates at a national conference of Presbyterians will vote Thursday on whether ministers should be allowed to perform same sex marriages in the church. If passed, it will be the largest denomination in the country to marry gay couples.

Four Sacramento area delegates are attending the national gathering of church leaders for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Minneapolis, Minn., and are expected to cast their votes. One of them is Dan Roth, a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) committee recommends allowing same-sex marriage, Louisville Courier-Journal
The Louisville-based Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) would become the largest denomination in the nation to allow same-sex marriage if it follows a recommendation made Tuesday by a church legislative committee.

And another church committee, gathering for the church's weeklong legislative General Assembly in Minneapolis, recommended the church begin ordaining non-celibate gays and lesbians.


Monica said...

I will continue to work against MLP and every other organization within the PCUSGAY that says that homosexuality is of God. The Michael Adee's of this denomination are so deceived as they lead this denomination over the cliff. Same sex relationships are good and right only if they remain as friendships. As soon as they become sexual they grieve the very heart of God. Our denomination is declaring what is so wrong to be so right. God will judge!
Charles Norris Laramie, Wyoming

JayJay said...

I will never give up the fight to keep this denomination from becoming PCUSGAY. Though this year's General Assembly was one big homosexual "party," what happened in Minneapolis does not reflect how people feel in the pews. Pro-gay advocates will have a short-lived party.

John Shuck said...

Well...Party on PCUSGAY. I love you and so does Jesus! : )

Monica said...

I thought John Shuck became a UCC pastor.

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