Local Presbyterian pastors discuss general assembly vote in favor of allowing those in same-gender relationships to serve in clergy

The Rev. Steve Shive, pastor of First Presbyterian in Fargo, said he doesn’t believe the faithful in North Dakota and Minnesota are ready for the votes cast Thursday by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) in favor of removing language prohibiting individuals in same-gender relationships from serving in the clergy.

To take effect, the assembly’s decision would have to be approved by a majority of the 173 presbyteries.

Read the full story: www.inforum.com/event/article/id/284316/

Read the Associated Press story on the assembly’s decision: www.inforum.com/event/article/id/284318/

Talk about it: topics.areavoices.com/2010/07/08/presbyterians-vote-approve-gay-clergy-shelve-same-sex-marriage-issue/

One thought on “Local Presbyterian pastors discuss general assembly vote in favor of allowing those in same-gender relationships to serve in clergy

  1. It seems like a strange thing for a religious leader to say that the Presbyterians in North Dakota and western Minnesota are not “ready” for such a decision. When it comes to matters of doctrine, does it matter whether someone or some group of people are ready for it? It either is right or it is wrong. Furthermore, what difference does it make what one geographical region thinks? Is the Gospel now different from place to place?

    I think more follow-up on what the local leaders think about doctrine would be appropriate.

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