(CNSNews.com) – At its annual General Assembly, the Presbyterian Church in America is considering 52 overtures or calls to action, including one “concerning same-sex marriage.”
The same-sex marriage overture, which will be considered at PCA’s 42nd General Assembly (June 17-20), was summarized in the denomination’s quarterly magazine “By Faith.”
“In response to an increasingly aggressive homosexual agenda, Westminster Presbytery has proposed an overture that reaffirms the PCA’s position on homosexuality,” the article stated. “The overture also issues a call to church leaders to petition the government to place restrictions on those who advance the agenda.
“A reaffirmation of the PCA’s position affirms that homosexuality is sin, requires churches to call a practicing homosexual person to repentance, and denies church office and membership to those who practice homosexuality,” the article stated.
The subject is very distressing. Today’s American culture, and much of presbyterianism, has replaced the classical sense of Christian tolerance with predetermination that disagreement with sin equals bigotry or even hatred against those who live contrary to the Gospel in the Name of Christ and His church.
May the Lord grant His people power to be bold and courageous in this hour, is my prayer!
Paul Richard Strange Senior
now in attendance to St Paul Church, an Anglican congregation in a conservative diocese