Stephen Webb of Insights for this list, which he posted to Insights-L
Which of the following statements is
true or false?
Evangelicals in the Uniting Church of Australia are trying to force the
church's assembly to reconsider last month's decision to allow gay
ministers. (The Age)
The Uniting Church continues to convulse over last week's decision
confirming the right of presbyteries to ordain homosexual ministers. (The
Dr Jensen also took the Uniting Church in Australia to task, for recently
voting to recognise gay clergy. (The Sydney Morning Herald)
The gay lobby in the Uniting Church of Australia claimed victory in the
homosexual clergy battle after passionate debate yesterday in which it
became clear they had the support of the vast majority of delegates. (The
Uniting Church poised to ordain gay priests (the Sydney Morning Herald)
The Uniting Church decided today to condone actively gay and lesbian clergy.
In a landmark vote, the Uniting Church has become the first Australian
denomination to openly allow practicing homosexuals to become ministers.
The Uniting Church appears set to allow practising homosexuals to be
ordained as priests, amid warnings of a major split. (Ninemsn)
THE Uniting Church faces a possible split after it today became the first
mainstream Australian church to openly allow practising homosexuals to
become ministers. (The West Australian)
In a landmark vote, the Uniting Church in Australia has passed a motion to
become the first denomination in the country to openly allow practising
homosexuals. (Radio Australia, Australia)
A SECOND South Australian congregation of the Uniting Church has attacked
the church's decision to allow the ordination of practising homosexuals.
The leaders of an Australian Christian church voted Thursday to allow
homosexuals to become priests, drawing protest from within the congregation.
(The Salt Lake Tribune)
THE Uniting Church faces a possible split after it yesterday became the
first mainstream Australian church to openly allow practising homosexuals to
become ministers. (Brisbane Courier Mail)
OPENLY gay and lesbian ministers could be ordained in the Uniting Church as
early as next week after a landmark vote at the church's national assembly
yesterday. (The Daily Telegraph)
The Uniting Church in Australia has become the country's first mainstream
denomination to accept homosexual priests. (The BBC)
The Subtlety the Media missed or ignored.
Q: Did the Assembly
approve the ordination of gay and lesbian people?
A: No! It affirmed
that decisions about ordination have rested with the Presbytery, and this
has not changed. The Assembly has indicated to Presbyteries that they must
deal with each candidate on their merit, exploring gifts and call.