he 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.
The assembly's committee on Civil Union and Marriage Issues voted 34-18 to change the definition of marriage in the church constitution to describe marriage as a covenant between "two people" rather than between "a man and a woman."
This "would recognize committed, lifelong relationships that are already being lived out by our members," said a committee statement.
Also, check out this UPI story as well.
But it doesn't recognize the Bible, which supposedly this so-called church believes in.
Will Bishop Bruce Ough of the West Ohio Conference of the UM Church recommend the same for United Methodism? The conference did decide to violate its own Discipline as well as the Bible and encourage homosexuality by hiring a practicing homosexual to be its new CFO.
Whatever happened to defining principles? Whatever happened to following the Founding documents, in this case, the Bible? Well, we have a government that doesn't follow the Constitution, so I guess these heretics and blasphemers feel empowered to do the same. However, I think the Almighty might be a little more vigilant and likely to hold them to account than the American people.
Again, faith and spirituality is supposed to change people, not the reverse.