Encyclopedia > Presbyterian Church USA

  Article Content

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.

External link

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
East Farmingdale, New York

... There are 1,723 housing units at an average density of 123.7/km² (320.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 73.33% White, 14.83% African ...

This page was created in 37.2 ms