Skip to comments.Presbyterian Church USA to ordain 1st gay
Posted on 10/05/2011 12:25:56 PM PDT by Cronos
A man who left the ministry 21 years ago is looking forward to becoming the first openly gay person ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA.
At the ceremony Sunday, Scott Anderson, 56, now executive director of the Wisconsin Council of Churches, will take back the stole he wore as pastor of two Presbyterian congregations in California, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. He had donated it to Shower of Stoles, a project meant to demonstrate what the Presbyterian Church had lost by barring homosexuals from the ministry.
Anderson, who grew up in California, said he realized he was gay while he was a student at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. But he remained in the closet for several years until he was outed in 1990 and admitted his sexual orientation to his congregation in what he calls "the best and worst moment of my life."
He remained in the Presbyterian Church even though he believed the denomination would not accept gay ministers in his lifetime. Years later, he was the only open homosexual on a national task force that eventually recommended opening the ministry to gays and lesbians.
"This has been 20 years of God surprising me, really," Anderson said.
He is to be ordained Saturday at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison. He plans to remain with the council while he decides on his next step.
Dying Denomination Update.
Sounds like a positively FABULOUS move for the Lez-bi-queerian Church.
re. your pix: So, when you become a lesbian, do they force feed you ‘till you’re grossly overweight, give you a dumb haircut, then issue you a uniform?
Seemingly yes. Then they become Presbyterian or ECUSA priestesses and march!
Well done, Jean Cauvin, thou something and something servant.
Satan is ROFL.
Pretty soon people will be home-churching, just like home schooling.
a project meant to demonstrate what the Presbyterian Church had lost by barring homosexuals from the ministry.
By barring homosexuals the Presbyterians had lost nothing.
Now they have lost their religion, their morals and God.
It does seem that many lesbians try to have a mannish appearance. I don’t know why that is. Do lesbians reject fashion and cosmetics and all that, as being only for “straight girls”?????
Many lesbians seem to not want to look their best, for whatever reason.
Proof positive these groups are not believers. Descending into the pit along with Rome.
Rome has nothing to do with them, or their apostasy. Trying to link the failures of another one of your “reformed” denominations to Rome reminds of nothing so much as Obama blaming his failures on Bush.
It is sad when even the apostate PCUSA has a long way to go to catch Rome in the ordinations of gays huh?
First ..PCUSA has not been a 'reformed" (calvinist ) denomination for many many years..they have steadily moved to Rome.. They would be classified as work centered not grace centered.. like Rome they would say that Jews and Muslims can be saved in their religion ...
Anyone that is saved flees from them , just as they do Rome
Amen, my FRiend.
I should know better than to eat and FReep.
That about cost me a new keyboard.
Is this ALL Presbyterians or is this a splinter group of sorts? Sorry, but it is an honest question.