Presbyterian Church http://kcur.org en Kansas City-Based Organization Played Role In Presbyterian Same-Sex Marriage Vote http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-based-organization-played-role-presbyterian-same-sex-marriage-vote <p>The ruling by the nation's largest Presbyterian denomination Thursday to allow its pastors to officiate same-sex weddings was a major victory for a Kansas City-based organization that has spent years trying to make the church more inclusive.</p><p>By a vote of 429 to 175, leaders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to initiate a process to redefine marriage in official texts as being between two people. They also voted with a smaller margin to allow Presbyterian pastors to decide as individuals whether or not to perform same-sex marriages.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:46:45 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 57646 at http://kcur.org Local Presbyterian Pastor Becomes Advocate For Gay Rights http://kcur.org/post/local-presbyterian-pastor-becomes-advocate-gay-rights <p>Probably the most volatile fault line in America&rsquo;s shifting opinion on gay rights is in churches. Both those who support gay rights and those who don&rsquo;t claim that their beliefs are supported by their church&rsquo;s teachings.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:18:50 +0000 Alex Smith 19572 at http://kcur.org Local Presbyterian Pastor Becomes Advocate For Gay Rights