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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-09-10 11:38 AM
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Presbyterians continue to be divided over gays
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A split decision from Presbyterian leaders on two gay-friendly measures guarantees even more debate among the U.S. churchs members on an issue theyve been divided over for years.

Delegates to the Presbyterian churchs convention in Minneapolis voted Thursday for a more liberal policy on gay clergy but decided not to redefine marriage in their church constitution to include same-sex couples. Approval of both measures could have made the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) one of the most gay-friendly major Christian churches in the U.S.

Even the more liberal stance on gay clergy faces more debate before it can become church policy. A majority of the churchs 173 U.S. presbyteries must approve it. Two years ago after years of efforts by supporters a similar measure was sent out to presbyteries but died when 94 of them voted against it.

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