..but just barely.
Presbyterians vote against gay clergy
Efforts to allow gays and lesbians to serve as clergy in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have been defeated again, sealed by votes Saturday.
But the margin of defeat -- the final tally has yet to be determined -- is already guaranteed to be much closer than in previous years. That is encouraging for gay clergy supporters and concerning to opponents, with both sides expecting the issue to be revisited in the future.
It is only a matter of time I am afraid before the PCUSA abandons this position and starts to ordain people who are openly and joyously flaunting their sin and rejecting the Word of God. They will then go the same way that the Episcopal Church has gone and the end result will be the same: faithful Christians who have hung in will leave in droves, taking entire local assemblies with them, and those that remain will continue to embrace progressively more deviant teachings until they stop being a "church" as it is understood in any sense of the word.