Not all Christians worship a God who commands them to be homophobic bigots. The Presbyterians just discovered that their God not only doesn’t object to same-sex marriages, he wants to attend them. Actually, given the “what God has joined together, let no man put asunder” idea that’s a feature of most Christian weddings, this means in effect that he doesn’t just plan to attend, he plans to officiate.
NEW YORK -- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday to include a "commitment between two people," becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation.
The new definition was endorsed last year by the church General Assembly, or top legislative body, but required approval from a majority of the denomination's 171 regional districts, or presbyteries. The critical 86th "yes" vote came Tuesday night from the Palisades Presbytery in New Jersey.
After all regional bodies vote and top Presbyterian leaders officially accept the results, the change will take effect June 21.
You can read the whole story, Presbyterian Church recognizes same-sex marriage, at CBS News.
Sadly, the old angry, violent, and malicious sky demon is still out there. Not all the Christians who worship him believe he commands them to blow up churches, but that’s the problem with letting people decide they know what God wants.