January 1, 1999

NEWS STORY: Presbyterian court ponders ordination of gay elder

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c. 1999 Religion News Service HAMDEN, Conn. _ A Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) judicial panel is pondering whether a Presbyterian congregation defied church law when it elected an openly gay Presbyterian elder to its governing board last spring. At issue is a controversial 1997 amendment to the denomination’s constitution, or Book of Order, that says”fidelity in […]

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