Friday, October 03, 2008

Presbyterian Minister Cleared

Hat tip to TitusOneNine:
Pastor who wed gay couple is cleared

A church court of Pittsburgh Presbytery ruled 9-0 that the Rev. Janet Edwards did not violate scripture or the constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) when she conducted what she has always said was the marriage of two women in 2005.

Since church and state define marriage as between a man and a woman, she cannot have done what she was accused of, the court ruled yesterday.

"It can't be an offense to the constitution to attempt to do the impossible," said the decision, read by the Rev. Stewart Pollock, chairman of the Permanent Judicial Commission of Pittsburgh Presbytery.
The full story appears in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; read it here.

And you though sophistry was something left behind in the Middle Ages...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the way that the ELCA is going, after all, they are in full communion with the Presbyteran Church. I could never understand how the ELCA could have full communion with Reform type churches.