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You know that you’ve lost the “protect marriage” battle, when…

Timothy Kincaid

July 6th, 2012

… the Presbyterian Church (USA) comes just narrowly votes down allowing same-sex marriages (338 to 308) and everyone knows that it will pass in two years. (HuffPo)

After more than three hours of debate at the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s biennial General Assembly in Pittsburgh, voters struck down a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage, 338-308; no voters abstained.

The decision at the General Assembly, which is made up of pastors and lay people, means that pro-same sex marriage activists must wait two years until the church’s next national meeting to make marriage-related proposals.

But the climate for a same-sex marriage vote could be on the activists’ side in the future. During deliberations and several votes on different versions of marriage proposals on Thursday, younger members of the church expressed support for same-sex marriage much more strongly than the church’s older members. Church surveys also show an increasingly pro-same-sex marriage stance as the younger Presbyterians gain more leadership positions.

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Reed Boyer
July 7th, 2012 | LINK

“everyone knows that it will pass in two years” . . . ?

Unless further PC-USA churches split out.

But this is an internal religious polity matter – and the national body hasn’t taken any pro-gay marriage stance regarding the civil statutes (nor should it).

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