Presbyterian Church (USA) opens up ordination to GLBT candidates

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Lisa Larges
Lisa Larges: Guest speaker at the recent Proclaim retreat

On May 10th the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted that it will allow ordination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender faithful Christians as elders, deacons and ministers in the church communities that wish for these candidates to become ordained. We give thanks for all individuals and groups that have worked so long to make this change to happen.

We are especially glad for the good news this brings to Lisa Larges, who was the recent guest speaker at the ELM/Proclaim retreat and who has been awaiting ordination in the Presbyterian Church for 22 years. Lisa works for That All May Freely Serve, here is their blog.

Read more about this historical decision and reflections at Rev. Janet Edwards’ blog: A Time to Embrace

Read the full text of the churchwide letter here.