Monday, October 17, 2011

California Church Votes to Split from PC(USA); Leaves Due to PC Ending Its Ban on Gay Clergy

A Sacramento, California congregation voted yesterday (October 16, 2011) to leave the Presbyterian Church(USA) -- just months after the denomination removed its ban on openly gay clergy -- according to the Christian Post website.

Freemont Presbyterian Church members approved a measure to seek dismissal from the PC(USA) by a vote of 427 to 164.

The church plans to join a smaller and more conservative Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Openly gays and lesbians can now serve as clergy in the PC(USA), as a result of a majority of its 173 presbyteries choosing last May to end the denomination's requirement of marriage to be between a man and a woman.

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