Seeking to evoke the most famous image of the Protestant Reformation, Presbyterians fighting for gay rights will nail their demands to the door of a church in Dobbs Ferry on Sunday before reaffirming the ordinations of gay and lesbian clergy.
Hundreds of progressive Presbyterians from throughout New York and New England are expected to gather at South Presbyterian Church for a unique worship service, perhaps the most visible and brazen stand yet in a gay-rights debate that threatens to fracture the 2.6-million-member Presbyterian Church (USA).
Many of the participants have openly declared that they will not abide by Presbyterian church law that bans the ordination of practicing homosexuals. Some, including the pastors of South Church, also say they will no longer distinguish between Christian marriages and union ceremonies for same-sex couples.
At the root of this perversion is bad theology, and Kris Kliemann above gave it away: "It's the kind of thing a little kid understands. If God says 'I love everybody, and everyone should love each other,' why do we pick and choose?" See the basis for their error?