GA NEWS: GA says no to same-sex marriage

SAN JOSE – Just hours after voting to recommend that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) change its rules to make it easier for gays and lesbians to be ordained, the 218th General Assembly turned down a overture that would have changed the definition of marriage in the church’s constitution, to say that marriage is between “two people” rather than a between a man and a woman.

GA NEWS: Youth seek to serve

SAN JOSE --Not everybody gets what they want at General Assembly.  But the 17 youth and their six chaperones from Atlanta’s Central Church got a measure of satisfaction knowing that they may have smoothed the way for future youth groups to attend — and help out — at future Assemblies.