The Mizoram Synod, a constituent body of the Presbyterian Church of India, has decided to break with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) over theological disagreements on gay clergy and same-sex marriage.
- Hate group watchdog Adds Council to its list
Mark Potok, assured that the organizations are not being added due to their belief that homosexuality is sinful but for “the propagation of known falsehoods and demonizing propaganda.”The report calls gays the “minority most targeted by hate crimes” and cites “the hard core of the anti-gay religious right” for their…
- OpEd: Letter from IPMN on selective divestment
The Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is pleased to announce that the plenary of the 221st General Assembly has voted 310 to 303 to divest from three US companies that profit from Israel's military occupation of Palestinian lands."After a decade of corporate engagement with Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola…
- Janet Edwards, same-sex couple advocate fails to obtain Pittsburgh Presbytery’s endorsement
The Rev. Janet Edwards, a nationally prominent advocate for same-sex couples in a presbytery that consistently opposes gay ordination and gay marriage, tried and failed to obtain Pittsburgh Presbytery's endorsement for her to seek one of the two highest offices in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Read full story