LaymanOnLine — The 2012 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) met June 30-July 7 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The assembly, speaking out of both sides of its mouth on several critical issues, was double-minded:
Christian marriage standards are questionedbut no sexual ethics for ordination.
1. The assembly declined to affirm Christian marriage and called for a two year study.
2. However, on ordination, the assembly said “that faithful Presbyterians earnestly seeking to follow Jesus Christ hold different views about what the Scriptures teach concerning the morality of committed, same-gender relationships.”
The public affirmations of the pro-gay agenda were evident throughout the assembly. From opening worship where rainbow colored fabric was draped over the communion table and cross, to the ever-present hand-knit rainbow scarves draping the necks of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) advocates, to the choice of having a partnered gay man preach in assembly worship just prior to the vote on marriage, the stage was literally set. The assembly’s own act of electing to the office of vice moderator a pastor who, in April, admittedly signed a marriage license and performed the solemnization ceremony for two-women, contrary to the church’s constitution, revealed its real convictions. Declarations on the floor of the assembly by pastors who admitted to performing gay weddings went unchallenged..Continue Reading on www.layman.org