Presbytery News

Posted by: Chelsea Badeau on Thu, May 5, 2011:

On March 22nd, the Philadelphia Presbytery voted to delete language from the Book of Order that says anyone who is ordained must practice “fidelity in marriage between a man and a woman” or “chastity in singleness.” A majority of the nation’s Presbyteries (87) must agree if the Book of Order is to be amended: as of this writing, 83 have voted in favor. The vote in Philadelphia was 182 to 108, a wider margin for inclusiveness than the last time the Presbytery took a similar vote.

 

On March 22nd, the Philadelphia Presbytery voted to delete language from the Book of Order that says anyone who is ordained must practice “fidelity in marriage between a man and a woman” or “chastity in singleness.” A majority of the nation’s Presbyteries (87) must agree if the Book of Order is to be amended: as of this writing, 83 have voted in favor. The vote in Philadelphia was 182 to 108, a wider margin for inclusiveness than the last time the Presbytery took a similar vote.

 

 


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