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Denominations make doctrinal compromises
In Michigan, the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan is an ordained Zen Buddhist. Northern Michigan's Episcopal congregations and delegates overwhelmingly elected the Rev. Kevin Thew Forrester at their convention on Saturday.
The diocesan website says Thew
Forrester "has practiced Zen meditation for almost a decade," and the
Buddhist community welcomed his commitment by granting him "lay
ordination." The website also says Northern Michigan's new bishop
"resonates deeply" with "his own interfaith dialogue with Buddhism and
Homosexual men and women can be ordained in the PCUSA, but church standards currently forbid sex outside of traditional marriage between a man and woman.
The amendment goes into effect if a majority of the denomination's 173 presbyteries approve it. So far, 24 presbyteries have voted for the amendment and 39 have voted against it, according to the Presbyterian Lay Committee, a group that opposes ordaining non-celibate homosexuals. What are your thoughts on this article?