Category Archives: Gay Rights

Presbyterian Church (USA) votes to allow same-sex weddings

Presbyterian Church (USA) has voted to allow gay marriage with stipulatons: church leader approval and only tates where same-sex marriage is legal. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Presbyterian Church (USA) has voted to allow gay marriage with stipulatons: church leader approval and only states where same-sex marriage is legal. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

 

 

During a biennial General Assembly meeting in Detroit, Presbyterian Church (USA) top delegates voted Thursday to allow its ministers to perform same-sex weddings.

An amendment to change the definition of marriage to between two persons was approved Thursday by the General Assembly but must be ratified from a majority of 172 regional presbyteries. The regional groups will vote on the change over the course of a year . . .

Click here to read about the Presbyterian Church (USA) vote to allow same-sex weddings.

Gay priests: ‘Who am I to judge?,’ asks Pope Francis

 

Pope Francis at Varginha, Brazeil, July 27, 2013, reaching out to the people. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Tânia Rêgo/ABr)

Pope Francis at Varginha, Brazil, July 27, 2013. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Tânia Rêgo/ABr)

On Monday, in an 80-minute press conference aboard the papal aircraft during a return trip to the Vatican from Brazil, Pope Francis answered journalists myriad questions. Concerning gay priests, he said, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”

Fox news reported Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 stating men with “deep-rooted homosexual tendencies” should not be considered for the priesthood , , ,

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