Sexual Ethics

Presbyterian Church in America leaders say those who identify as gay are not qualified for ordination

"The overture includes any identity Christians may profess 'that undermines or contradicts their identity as new creations in Christ,' though it singles out 'gay Christian,' 'same sex attracted Christian' and 'homosexual Christian' among those identities. The denomination already bars any 'practicing homosexual' from ordination." - RNS

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UK-based Methodist Church votes to approve gay marriage, recognize cohabitating couples

"The conference voted 256-45 to allow its ministers to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies .... Regarding cohabitation, the conference approved a resolution stating that it 'recognises that the love of God is present' either 'through informal cohabitation or a more formal commitment entered into publicly.'" - C.Post

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