|GA 2010: Soulforce protesters disrupt GA session; several leave in handcuffs|
|Written by Leslie Scanlon,Outlook national reporter|
|Friday, 09 July 2010 23:48|
MINNEAPOLIS — About 20 protesters from a group called Soulforce disrupted the plenary of the 219th General Assembly tonight (July 9), and some were arrested by the Minneapolis Police Department.
A group of protesters entered the plenary hall shortly before 5 p.m., and silently moved as a group to the front of the plenary hall, carrying signs protesting the policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) regarding ordination standards; Christian marriage and same-gender unions; and pension benefits.
Parsons told the assembly that the protest was not organized by groups such as the Covenant Network of Presbyterians or That All May Freely Serve, which are working within the PC(USA) to change the denomination’s ordination standards.