Homosexuality

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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Pope reiterates support for civil unions

"A documentary that premiered at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday included Pope Francis speaking in support of legal civil unions for homosexual couples. 'Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God....What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.'" - WORLD

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Are evangelicals changing their minds about same-sex relationships?

"In 2007, 90 percent of evangelicals said their church forbid (63 percent) or strongly discouraged (27 percent) “homosexual behaviors.” In 2020, that figure has dropped to 65 percent .... In 2008, 34.4 percent of evangelicals between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five supported same-sex marriage.

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