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Presbyterian Church USA

The Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA) is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States. It was formed from the merger of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (Southern) and the United Presbyterian Church of the United States of America (Northern).

The Presbyterian Church (USA) currently is struggling with a major division over Biblical interpretation, particularly as it relates to homosexuality. Current policy prohibits the ordination of practicing homosexuals; the policy was upheld by a vote of presbyteries in 2002. Practicing homosexuals remain welcome as members, although they can't serve as pastors or serve on church sessions (the equivalent of a local board of directors). They are also prohibited from becoming elders and deacons.

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