The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will soon allow the ordination of non-celibate gay and lesbian clergy. Today on Here and Now, WFPL News Director Gabe Bullard spoke with Cynthia Bolbach, Moderator of the 219th General Assembly, about some of the details and implications.
Here’s what we have planned for today at 1pm: Senate Democrats are proposing an end to tax breaks for the five biggest oil companies as a way to help bring down the deficit. It’s not going to help gas prices, but it will bring in about $21 billion over ten years. Republicans oppose it. The… Continue reading Wednesday Here and Now
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will soon allow the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy members. A majority of the denomination’s regional governing bodies–which are called presbyteries–have agreed to lift the requirement that unmarried clergy remain celibate, which was previously part of the church’s constitution. The change was approved by the church’s national assembly last year,… Continue reading Presbyterian Church Drops Ban on Gay Clergy
The Louisville-based Presbyterian Church USA is bolstering its partnership with an anti-corruption organization called Publish What You Pay. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Last year, the Presbyterian Church USA joined Publish What You Pay. It’s a group of organizations combating fraud in developing countries by urging governments to disclose revenues from the oil, gas and… Continue reading Presbyterians Work with Anti-Corruption Group