Many of you may be seeing reports in the news that our denomination, the PCUSA, has passed Amendment A, which clears the way for ordination for gays and lesbians. I give thanks that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters will no longer be automatically excluded from ordination because of their sexual orientation. I know that our church would not be enjoying its current renewal without the gifts and the dedication of all of our members, both gay and straight. This conversation has been a non-issue at First Presbyterian in Argenta for some time now, and we can sometimes forget that other congregations still wrestle with the issue. While I rejoice over this ruling, I also pray for those who feel that our denomination has made a grave mistake. May we all move forward together as people in Christ.
Please take a moment to watch this video from our stated clerk, Grady Parsons. He gives a clear and succinct overview of what the passage of Amendment A means for our denomination.