Month – February 2009

Gay man elected deacon at Arkansas' largest Presbyterian church

The Presbyterian Church USA’s constitution bars non-celibate gays and lesbians from being ordained as elders, deacons or ministers. But the denomination’s General Assembly in 2008 nullified past ecclesiastical rulings on gay ordination and approved a constitutional amendment to strike the chastity in singleness/ fidelity in marriage language from the Book of Order. The amendment must […]

Assemblies of God official resigns

John M. Palmer, general secretary of the General Council of the Assemblies of God has resigned, the church announced Friday. Leaders of the Springfield, Mo. based denomination said Palmer had “confessed to a one-time incident that involved ethical misconduct and an inappropriate interaction with a woman that did not involve any physical intimacy.” Palmer’s biography […]

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