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221st General Assembly (2014)

GA221 on Marriage



Let us pray that we can allow the Spirit to continue to create in us a common call to follow Christ while respecting each other’s convictions. - Gradye Parsons

On the passage of amendment 14-F

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Presbytery voting on proposed Book of Order amendment

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 A message from THE Stated Clerk, Gradye Parsons

The authoritative interpretation of W-4.9000

"...the freedom of conscience in the interpretation of Scripture (G-2.0105) to participate in any such marriage they believe the Holy Spirit calls them to perform."

The proposed amendment to the Book of Order

"Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives."

Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
We, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have been in a long period of discernment around the issues of inclusion of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people in the life of the church.
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Biblical and Theological Rationale

This document contains biblical and theological rationales on marriage.
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Timeline: Presbyterian actions on same-gender issues

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  1. I am against the inclusion of GAY/LESBION marriage. I would approve of a union of same but not called marriage

    by Jerry Ryman

    June 29, 2015


  2. Cascades Presbytery voted to approve the amendment on November 15, 2014.

    by Matt Gough

    November 19, 2014


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