Written by Proctor Chambless
Monday, 23 July 2012 23:39
Wondered if anyone has ever considered making the same-sex marriage more of a "local option?" There would be a series of questions that would be addressed:
1. Is same-sex marriage legal in your state? If not, query is over.
2. If same-sex marriage is legal in your state, then each presbytery within that state would address the matter for their churches and ministers. If they vote "No", query is over.
3. If the presbytery approves same-sex marriage, then each Session addresses the matter for their own church. If they do not approve, query over.
4. If the local Session does approve, then the last one with a scrupple will be the pastor of that church. No pastor should be asked to do ANY wedding that he or she does not feel should take place.
Just an idea for discussion.
First Presbyterian Churcn - Springfield, TN