The drumbeat of insanity goes on in the PCUSA
What greater evidence does one need of the utter lunacy that has led this once great denomination down the slippery road to heresy and apostacy. The GAPJC decision on the Jane Spahr case resembles a scene out of the twilight zone. Here we have a clear cut case, where an “ordained” pastor of the PCUSA acting well outside the bounds of her call, marries gay/lesbian couples on a regular basis. She admits to as much, using the term marriage. After her Presbytery excuses her case, the Synod gives her the mildest form of rebuke, and now she is completely exonerated by the highest court of the PCUSA General Assembly PJC. You can find a summary of the case here http://layman.org/.
Let me see if I understand their decision? Since marriage is defined as being between one man and one woman, any homosexual marriage ceremony (which Spahr fully admits to performing) is not really a marriage by definition, so there is no infraction. Wow! This is clearly either the worst case of category mix-up or a clear and continued sign that this denomination will swallow both gnat and camel happily and with great enthusiasm.
The categorical slight of hand magic trick is astounding. Now you see it, now you don’t. What was once included in the category of morality has now become simply a legal definition. Are we attempting to give scientific/mathematical definitions or are we speaking about what is morally permissible? What was intended as a moral category of action, has now been transformed into merely a definition. The hand is quicker than the eye.
As I wrote in my previous post, there no longer is any such thing as orthodoxy (right belief) in the PCUSA, only orthopraxy according to another recent ruling of the GAPJC. Yet, now it seems that orthopraxy has taken another hit as well. I guess the only two essentials that remain are that women must be allowed leadership in all ministerial leadership roles in the church, and property belongs to the Presbyteries not the congregations. The second is being contested by multiple congregations. One pillar (inclusion) remains.
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