Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against gay membership

Jun 9, 2018 by

by Mark Simpson, BBC News:

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has adopted a new policy that means anyone in a same-sex relationship cannot be a full member of the Church.

It also means their children cannot be baptised.

The move comes after the Church cut ceremonial ties with the Church of Scotland due to its more liberal attitude to same-sex relationships.

Not everyone in the Church agreed with the adoption of the new rules on membership and baptism.

There was a lengthy debate on Friday morning at the annual meeting in Belfast of the decision-making General Assembly.

The debate lasted more than an hour and more than 20 people spoke.

Read here

See also report in the Independent

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