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Minnesota church makes history by ordaining first openly gay Presbyterian minister

Trinity Community Church in Minneapolis made history on Sunday by ordaining the first-ever openly gay minister at a Presbyterian church in Minnesota. “This is just an enormous step for the Presbyterian Church and such a statement that the church is a place for everyone,” newly-ordained minister Daniel Vigilante told KARE…

Presbyterian minister faces punishment from the church over same-sex weddings performed in CA

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) – A lesbian minister rebuked by the U.S. Presbyterian Church for blessing the weddings of same-sex couples in California was due to appear on Friday before the denomination’s highest court seeking to lift her censure. The ecclesiastical appeal for the Rev. Jane Spahr, 69, caps the…

Trouble for Presbyterian minister who performed same-sex ceremony

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The highest court of the U.S. Presbyterian Church will convene in Texas on Friday to consider whether a lesbian minister violated ecclesiastical law when she blessed the weddings of same-sex couples in California. The case surrounding the Rev. Jane Spahr, a 69-year-old grandmother, highlights deep divisions…

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