Living with Differences: PCUSA's Struggle Over Gay Clergy

Two Pittsburgh pastors explain how the PCUSA's decades-long discussion on sexuality and the clergy led to a recent vote to allow the ordination of church members who identify as LGBTQ. "Within the Presbyterian Church to talk about sexuality, sexual orientation has always been difficult," says Rev. Randall Bush of East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Bush explains that in 1978, a gay man who felt called to ministry posed the question to church officials, setting in motion a series of rulings and decisions, and discussions.

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June 27th, 2011 12:08 pm

Being gay is a fact of life. The descision of allowing gays to be part of clerigy is wrong. it is not a sin to be gay, you are not going to hell for being gay. A priest, minister, imam, etc can only serve one master well. Either he will serve his church or his private life. It is not a punishment that you can't be a prist if you are gay. It is a moral decision that you will choose to serve God or the world. Each of us have the riight to make this type decision and as much chance to serve god is done if you choose God an serve the churge or if you decide to chose God and serve in the world.

June 23rd, 2011 16:50 pm

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