Thursday, August 04, 2011

PC(USA)'s General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission Ducks Ruling on Ordination Vows

The GAPJC, a sort of "Supreme Court" for the denomination, entered rulings in two cases that have upset the orthodox but, to me at least, are understandable and inevitable. Instead of addressing the merits of the ordination of practicing homosexuals at the congregational level in those cases, the GAPJC bounced one of the cases back to the pertinent Synod for its determination of the issues and affirmed the other case on technical grounds.

As the August "Fellowship PC(USA)" meeting in Minneapolis of orthodox leaders from around the country approaches, the rulings are timely. That is to say, they are fuel for the fire.

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