Even after win, gay clergy likely to remain limited

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(RNS) Gay and lesbian advocates celebrated a landmark victory on Tuesday (May 10) when the Presbyterian Church (USA) entered the expanding ranks of Christian denominations that allow openly gay, partnered clergy. The winds of change, they said, are at their backs. “Presbyterians join a growing Protestant movement of Lutherans, Episcopalians and United Church of Christ […]

  • NuWine Press: The All-Inclusive and LGBT-Affirming Voice of Independent Christian Publishing celebrates this victory for believers everywhere! There is much more work to be done. I believe we need to focus on the efforts of brave individuals who are taking a stand. Dialogue, time and the unconditional love of Christ will open minds. We have faith!

  • Sine Missione

    I would greatly appreciate it that when you write, “Lutheran,” that you use “ELCA”. Most Lutheran denominations in America, such as LCMS and WELS, do not accept openly gay homosexual clergy.

  • Warren

    “The winds of change… are at their backs.” That draft is due to the doors being left open by the people of goodwill who are leaving the PCUSA in search of a community that actually preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Ms. Voelkel should be aware that the only trend gaining momentum is the rate at which the various faux-christian sects are hemorrhaging followers.

    PCUSA: just another sect conformed to the spirit of the age.

  • John

    Mr. Burke, you lump together the LDS Church with the Roman Catholic Church, the UMC, and the Southern Baptist Convention as the “country’s four largest denominations.”

    If you had added the Muslims and the Orthodix Jews, you could have had an even larger number than the 100 million you created.

    Perhaps there’s the irony of the so-called secular reporting of the religious news. If not for the sake of truth, why make an issue out of anything, especially clergy homosexuality?