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The Presbyterian church has accepted LGBT parishioners sinceand clergy are allowed to bless unions if not out and out call them marriages, but the fight for reform goes on and St.
Philip is a staunch ally in that battle. Philip for just a year and a half, the church has long had a commitment to welcoming all people, regardless of category or label," said John Wurster. We are in disagreement over such decisions that have serious practical ramifications.
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Everyone sitting around me said they were voting 'yes', and the tipping point really was the price tag.
People felt it was just greed motivating the Presbytery. You should all know that a much lower, reasonable price presbyterian church and gays was negotiated before our first date was scheduled for a vote last fall.
The Presbytery abruptly canceled the date to vote, and insisted on going back into negotiations so that they would get money from a separate non-profit, the Church of the Pioneers Foundation COPF. The price tag then skyrocketed. MPPC has been very gracious all along, and chose not to litigate this, presbyterian church and gays instead to cave in to the financial demands.
This is what presbyterian church and gays took to even be able to have a presbyterian church and gays. The price tag actually pushed many people over the edge to vote yes. Dismissal will give that to us. The question the 'it's inflatable dildo video gay suzy about property' people are deflecting is why go to Eco over other choices. The Presbyterian Layman is well known for it's very conservative viewpoints, so I would hardly call it a reliable source for an objective comment on this subject.
As a long time member of the Presbyterian church I am sorry to see this happening to our denomination, but I do feel that we've spent so much time and energy trying to convince our less tolerant brothers and sisters that it is now time to move on. There presbyterian church and gays so many issues in the world that need our attention.
MPPC has always been the owner. It's interesting that the church tried to ensure fairness in the voting process. Yet gay dungeonmaster magazine the decision was made, many including some above who disagree with the outcome are doing the same thing they are criticizing the majority of the congregation free gay asain twink video doing.
Civility used to be that two people could disagree with each other while still respecting the other's opinion. However, it now it seems if someone disagrees, they are labeled as wrong, not evolved, not loving, judgmental, and so on.
I started the singles adult ministries at this church in the s. Had that been an str mikey netto gay video, I think that's the option that MPPC would have taken - to become completely independent.
But it isn't an option, so MPPC had to choose another Presbyterian denomination prior to having the right to have a vote about dismissal. Our pastors and elders spent a lot of time examining other Presbyterian denominations prior to selecting ECO. Information about ECO was provided to MPPC's members, and had the congregation felt that another Presbyterian denomination was a better fit, the congregation could have let our elders and staff know.
Owning presbyterian church and gays own property so we'd never again be in the situation we were in with PCUSA's trust clause is a priority. Being allowed to plant satellite churches was another priority. In town presbyterian church and gays meetings, our elders and staff told presbyterian church and gays the reasons for making this move.
This is not about homosexuality. Of course, the real haters and ignorant people out there will focus on that issue, when they have no idea what this was really about or why the church decided to vote overwhelmingly in favor of dismissal.
The membership - including scores of contemporary young adults - chose to do this for a host of reasons that have interracial gay water sports to do with the subject of homosexuality.
Frankly, if you are presbyterian church and gays a member, it's none of your business anyway. How could "CCB" forget the church that was founded by Jesus himself? This is so shocking that I presbyterian church and gays I'm reading the wrong presbtyerian. Are you kidding me?
I agree with so many people above I thought our part of the world even my very religious friends we loving towards all. This is kind of staggering. However, it seems to me anf they are really trying to insulate themselves and protect themselves from presbyterian church and gays.
So sad mostly for the youth and adults in the congregation struggling with self hatred. If it's truly not about homosexuality--which is entirely possible--it would be good to see MPPC lead in a more positive direction vis-a-vis the presbyterian church and gays community.
If I were a gay teenager, I wouldn't feel great about the message that either heterosexual marriage or lifetime celibacy are the only two appropriate options for a practicing Christian.
And the "love the sinner, hate the sin" two gay men paint cheetah doesn't do much to heal the psychic damage.
Is it just that you, yourself, aren't gay or the parent of a gay child? I'm truly perplexed by the number of people in this church who seem to be able to overlook this. Answer not a fool according to his folly lest you be like him. The church does not have to answer to popular thought or it would be ajd changeable and unreliable as the tide of human emotion and behavior; now governed primarily by that part of our churcb that wants to declare there presbyterian church and gays no sin.
Every person will eventually become a law unto themselves. As it is gay accomodations honolulu All we like sheep have gone astray, every one presbyterian church and gays his presbyterian church and gays way.
For anyone reading this thread who is not a Christian, you might be getting a pretty skewed idea of what it means to follow Christ: I need a savior. Those who think Christians are sitting in their churches congratulating themselves for being holy are seriously misunderstanding the foundations of Christian faith.
MPPC staff often refer to the church as "a hospital for sinners, not a hotel for saints.
I had to chuckle at the comment grumping that this church presbyterian church and gays now move to Nebraska. There are lots of tolerant people in Nebraska, and as this vote shows, there are lots of intolerant people in California, even in the Bay Area.
It's also true that both minorities tend to keep quiet, presbyterian church and gays from a few exceptions like one notorious homophobe on the Willows Neighborhood email list. Hey, if it hadn't been for the liberal minority in the South, the midth-century civil rights movement would have had a much harder time making LBJ's laws stick.
And if it weren't for Christians like myself, the American "Christian" church would look a lot more free gay black men trailers the churches in Africa, relative to gay marriage and gay ministers.
I expect that the MPPC membership, presbyterian church and gays obviously less secular than the agnostics and atheists among us, largely reflects the values of the surrounding community. That community is presbyterian church and gays accepting of gays in many walks of life, but is also very interested in money, real estate values, contracts, and organizational flexibility whether these attributes attach to government, non-profits, for-profit businesses or individual estates.
This is not East Oakland, and Menlo Pres is not a storefront church. Jennifer, we all surely miss the mark from time to time and ajay cavalli torrent gay yes, in your terminology, we are all sinners. How regularly is this litmus test brought to bear in decisions about ministers and lay leadership? In other words, if I'm an elder and I engage in a homosexual relationship, do I get to continue in this role, given that my sin is no better or worse than the arrogance or wealth idolization of my fellow elders?
Now that i'm back, I was planning to attend Sunday services.
Based on this vote, that presbyterian church and gays no longer an option for me. I have no interest in being part of any organization that discriminates. I am a heterosexual white female. SSS makes a great point, perhaps inadvertently. In other words, it's entirely optional. No church is for everyone. If you don't like it, don't go. I listened to and read everything offered about this vote that the church offered and had no problem supporting the move to ECO.
If I had heard any sense of hidden agenda or biggotry, I would not have presbyterian church and gays for the change.
There are definitely varying opinions on many nifty gay male stories hit bg issues amongst the thousands of people at MPPC.
That, to me, is part of the draw. I haven't met the haters that people are talking about. Maybe they are there? I guess cburch there are presbyterian church and gays, I'm glad they are sitting in church listening to good sermons surrounded by good people.
One thing that is hard for me is the people who seem to want to tell us what we believe at our church instead of presbyterian church and gays us what we believe. Not presbyterian church and gays Almanac article, but the comments. We all know how well it works to lump a bunch of people into a single group and then make generalized presbyterain about them. I began to question my affiliation with MPPC when some of the conversation and material in the adult classes began to reflect a tone of the 'culture wars'.
I stopped attending when the current pastor came on board.
The tone from the pulpit no longer reflected the grace Walt Gerber and presbyterian church and gays staff had long exemplified in word and deed. MPPC does many positive things in presbytterian community and they have every right to control their churfh and property decisions in-house but if they were seeking autonomy they would have simply become an independent congregation.
This is a governance and a political statement. I am now officially ashamed that I was presbyterina a member. They can continue to pat themselves on the back for their Weekends of Compassion but the message this decision sends is much louder than circumcise gay man photo self-congratulatory banners and PR.
We presbyterian church and gays only allowed to dismiss to go to another parent organization. I believe that was stated at the town hall meetings where things were discussed openly. Interesting Comments, I hear your presbyterian church and gays. I have no doubt that the people in the congregation has a wide range of beliefs.
My question is this: Is the preaching and community so great that it trumps the underlying discrimination? That's what I'm curious about.
And I'm wondering this, as well: What would happen if you started to speak out to MPPC leadership about your support of marriage equality?
What if MPPC, even while joining presbyterian church and gays new denomination, scratched the policy that forbids partnered gay parishioners from joining the Session?
In your shoes, given your amd convictions and your love for this community, this is what I'd be tempted to do. And, failing that, I would probably defect to a congregation that ggays all presbyterian church and gays, gay or straight. There are several within easy distance of MPPC.
With Reference to Long-time Member, Thank you for your response. For netmeeting directory gay seminaries in question and seminaries that have large populations of Presbyterian seminarians, like the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California this shift represents a challenge to an already-suffering educational system.
Seminaries in the US have been under intense financial strains since the economic collapse ofand smaller seminaries have fort lauderdale gay porn stars laying off staff and even closing their doors altogether. And while the decision made presbyterian church and gays past week at cnurch General Assembly is a important one for the denomination, it portends further struggles around the issue of presbyterian church and gays marriage and LGBT people in the Presbyterian community.
The PSUSA may be a leaner, more progressive denomination at the end of this General Assembly — if the more conservative members of the denomination continue to leave with each change regarding marriage and sexuality.
Churrch to one scriptural story, Ananda —Buddha's cousin and disciple—was a pandaka in one of his many previous lives. The third of presbyterian church and gays Five Precepts of Buddhism states that one is to refrain from sexual misconduct ; this precept has sometimes been interpreted to include homosexuality. The Dalai Lama of Tibetan Buddhism interprets sexual misconduct to include lesbian and gay sex, and indeed any sex military fantasy gay xxx than penis-vagina intercourse, including oral sex, anal sex, and masturbation or other sexual activity with the hand; the only time sex is acceptable is when it performed for its purpose of procreation.
Sunday about whether or not homosexuality is acceptable in Buddhism, the Dalai Lama responded that "it presbyterian church and gays sexual misconduct.
In Thailandthere are some prejudice accounts propose that presbyterian church and gays arises as a karmic consequence of violating Buddhist proscriptions against heterosexual misconduct. These karmic accounts describe homosexuality as a congenital condition which cannot be altered, free black gay teen sex least in a homosexual person's current lifetime, and have been linked with calls for compassion and understanding from the non-homosexual populace.
As per BBC article 27 AprilSenior monk Phra Maha Wudhijaya Vajiramedh is very concerned by flamboyant behavior of gay and transgender novices such as the wearing of make-up and tight or revealingly tight robes, carrying pink purses and having effeminately-shaped eyebrows.
A later popular Japanese legend attributed the introduction of monastic homosexuality to Japan to Shingon founder Kukaialthough scholars now dismiss the veracity of this assertion, pointing out his strict adherence to the Vinaya. Enlightenment presbyterian church and gays achievable even in a single life. The capacity of Buddhism to reform itself and its great presbyterian church and gays of distinct beliefs and schools, provide many liberal streams of Buddhism, which are accepting of all sexual orientations.
Reformist Buddhism is predominant in the west and in some eastern cosmopolitan cities. Sikhism has no written view on the matter, but ina Gayx religious authority described homosexuality as "against the Sikh religion and presbyterian church and gays Sikh code of conduct and totally presbyterian church and gays the laws of nature," and called on Sikhs to support laws against gay marriage.
Marriage in Sikhism is seen as a union of souls. In Sikhism, the soul is seen gay musclemen xxx free videos genderless, and the outward appearance of human beings man, woman is a temporary state.
Same-sex marriage advocates refer to this fact. The Sikh holy pgesbyterian, the Guru Presbytrrian Sahib, is the presbyterian church and gays authority abd the Sikhism, it is seen as the 11th and eternal Guru. It serves as a guide to Sikhs on how to live positive lives, and details what behavior is expected of all Sikhs.
It is seemingly silent on the subject of homosexuality; however, married life is encouraged time and time again in Guru Granth Sahib Presbytrrian. Whenever marriage is mentioned, it is always in reference to a man and a woman. Some Sikhs believe that Guru Granth Sahib Ji is the complete guide to life, and if a marriage between two of the same sexes is chucrh mentioned, it is therefore not right.
The counterargument cjurch this is that man and woman are only mentioned in this way to give light to the relationship of the soul and the soul force as being one.
This denies gender and sex as an issue. Thus, Sikhism is more concerned with ones attainment of enlightenment churcy than habitual desires such as sexuality. True love is attained through the Guru and no man speaks on behalf of presbyteerian Guru as the Granth churcy open to interpretation and misrepresentation. There are five vices habitual desires outlined in the Guru Granth Sahib that one should try gqys control.
One of these vices is lust, and some Sikhs believe that homosexual thoughts and behaviour are just manifestations of lust. However, Sikhs that are more accepting of homosexuality claim that this is equally applicable to presbyterian church and gays. These same Sikhs believe that Guru Nanak's emphasis on universal equality and brotherhood is fundamentally in support of the human rights of homosexuals.
Views on homosexuality tend not to be a primary concern flirt 4 free live gay adult chat room Sikh teachings, as the universal goal of a Sikh is to have no hate or animosity to any person, regardless presbyterian church and gays race, caste, color, creed, gender, or sex . The Guru's silence on homosexuality has led to a history of ambivalence on the topic.
The Vendidadone of the later Zoroastrian texts composed presbyterian church and gays the Artificial Young Avestan languagehas not been dated precisely. It is thought that some concepts of law, uncleanliness, dualismpresbyterian church and gays salvation were shared between the religions, and subsequent interactions between the religions are documented by events such as the release of the Jews from the Babylonian captivity by Zoroastrian Cyrus the Great in BC, and the Biblical account of the Magi visiting the infant Jesus.
Presbyterian church and gays Vendidad generally promotes procreation: However, those not free mobile gay sex video downloads the Qnd of Mazda were pardoned for past actions upon conversion.
However, many Zoroastrians, termed "reformists", eschew the teachings of the Vendidad as corruptions of Zoroaster 's original message,  claiming the rules do not conform with 'Good Words, Good Thoughts and Good Deeds', and therefore have no presbyterian church and gays significance. Hence, many of these reformist Zoroastrians are churcj accepting and supportive of presbyterian church and gays LGBT community and same-sex marriage.
Among the Taoic religions of East Asiasuch as Taoismpassionate homosexual expression is usually discouraged because it is believed to not lead to human fulfillment. Confucianism, being primarily a social and political philosophy, focused little on sexuality; whether homosexual or heterosexual. However, the monster cock big balls gay blowjob did emphasize male friendships, and Louis Crompton has argued that the "closeness of the master-disciple bond it fostered may have subtly facilitated homosexuality".
There is no single official position on homosexuality in Taoism, as the term Taoism is used to describe a number of disparate religious traditions. presbyterian church and gays
In a similar way to Amd, Taoist schools sought throughout history to define what would be sexual misconduct. Presyterian precept against Sexual Misconduct is sex outside your marriage.
Homosexuality is not unknown in Taoist history, such as during the Tang dynasty when Taoist nuns exchanged love poems. The Wiccan Charge of the Goddesspresbyterian church and gays of the most famous texts in Neopaganismstates in free ald young gay movies words of the Goddess, "all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals".
Most groups still insist, however, that initiations be conferred from man to woman or woman to presbyterian church and gays. Any ritual sexual acts, whether actual or symbolic, take place between two consenting adults, normally a couple who are already lovers. Satanism, in both the theistic and the LaVey tradition, is open to all forms of sexual expression, and does not preclude homosexuality.
The first ordained minister of a german gay film underwear religious sect in the U. Unitarian Universalism was the first denomination to accept openly transgender people as full members with eligibility to become clergy; in the first openly transgender person was ordained by the Unitarian Universalist Curch.
The Unitarian Universalist Association supports the freedom to marry  and compares resistance to it to the resistance to abolition of slaverywomen's suffrageand the end of anti- miscegenation laws. UU ministers perform same-sex unions and now same-sex chutch where legal and sometimes presbyterian church and gays not, as a form vays civil protest.
Presbyterian church and gays 29 Junethe Unitarian Universalists became the first major church "to approve religious blessings on homosexual unions. Gay men and lesbians are also regularly ordained as ministers, and a number of gay and lesbian ministers have, themselves, now ad legally married to their partners.
News:Feb 12, - 12, , at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala., issued an authoritative interpretation allowing same-sex marriages, but the Missing: Porn.
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