Shuck and Jive

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Yes!! Marriage Equality in the PCUSA!!

It happened.  Donegal and Palisades presbyteries sealed the deal on St. Patrick's Day by being the 85th and 86th presbyteries, respectively, to ratify marriage equality in the Book of Order.  The joyful irony is that Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, Oregon was instrumental in getting the ball rolling by submitting an overture to the presbytery.  Salute!

Here is the text:
Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family. Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives. 
It is hard to believe that this historic day has arrived.  We stand on the shoulders of so many faithful people who told their truths with courage and tears for many, many years.    Thank you, PCUSA.  And my daughters thank you, too!