More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Presbyterian Church to Start Allowing Openly Gay Clergy July 10
On July 10, 2011, the Presbyterian Church (USA) amendment 10A will take effect, allowing for the ordination of openly LGBT clergy. Amendment 10A was ratified by a majority of presbyteries on May 10, 2011, following a majority vote in favor by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2010 after 33 years of debate. The specific rewording of the amendment can be found here. The Presbyterian Church follows the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church in moving towards full inclusion of LGBT people of faith.
GLAAD wants to know what this change means to you! Please take a minute to respond to a few questions about how Amendment 10A will affect you, your family, or your congregation. For non-Presbyterians, how will this decision affect the way you view the Presbyterian Church? We want to hear your stories.