Shuck and Jive

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Removing the Heidelberg Hammer

We have a runner on first. The General Assembly by a 60% vote, said yes to restore the Heidelberg Catechism which would remove the phrase "homosexual perversion" from the text. This is the only reference to "homosexuality" in the Confessions.

This phrase was added in the 1960s to this 16th century text! Why is this important? Well those who oppose ordination and other rights for lgbtq persons use this Confession as a hammer.

Good work, commissioners. Keep the justice rollin'.

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