More churches are leaving the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) because of its stance on homosexuality and straying from the Word of God.
Two PCUSA churches in Texas – Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas and First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo – voted late last month to leave the national body. Members of Highland Park voted 1,337-170 to leave; FPC-Amarillo members voted in similar overwhelming fashion, 438-16.
The Dallas church cited as a reason for leaving the congregation’s disagreement with the “a la carte religious beliefs taken by the national body.” An FPC-Amarillo spokesman stated the church realized “the direction and theological drift [of the PCUSA] was not a good fit.” Both churches chose to join ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
Carmen Fowler LaBerge, who heads the Presbyterian Lay Committee, tells OneNewsNow the PCUSA is feeling the pain of losing large congregations.