Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today in the PC-USA Mission Yearbook

The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer.

Today in the Mission Yearbook: April 12, 2017

"OUT OF ORDER" DOCUMENTARY - “For decades, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pastors could face judicial charges within the church.”

These words are part of the opening screens of the recently released documentary “Out of Order.” The title sequence describes the years-long debate within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that led the denomination’s highest governing body—the General Assembly—to approve an official path to ordination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) persons at its 2010 gathering. The decision was affirmed by a majority of the church’s presbyteries in 2011.

Filmmaker Amanda Bluglass heard about the struggle through the wife of one of the film’s subjects, the Rev. Mieke Vandersall, founding pastor of the Not So Churchy worshiping community in New York City. Bluglass was intrigued by why, after many years struggling to be fully accepted as a gay minister in the PC(USA), she chose to remain ...

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