By Michael Gryboski, The Christian Post.
A congregation in Georgia that voted overwhelmingly to leave the Presbyterian Church (USA) is being prevented from disaffiliating from the Mainline Protestant denomination, according to one church leader.
Central Presbyterian Church in Athens voted Sunday to leave the PCUSA for a more conservative denomination with the final tally being 159 in favor and 36 opposed.
Jeffrey Dorfman, treasurer for Central Presbyterian Church, told The Christian Post that presbytery officials not only “don’t care about our vote” but also “did everything in their power (and things far beyond their power) to try to block the vote.”
“They are now trying to remove our pastor for allowing a vote on dismissal with property while moderating the congregational meeting we held this past Sunday,” asserted Dorfman.
“Thus, I do not expect an easy road in getting presbytery to approve dismissal with our property. We certainly hope to avoid legal action and believe Christians should settle our differences outside of the legal system.”