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COMMENTARY: Presbyterian Church's ordination of gays is bittersweet

After decades of open struggle with the church's recalcitrant attitude and discrimination against its LGBTQ worshippers who wanted to serve as pastors, elders or deacons, the Presbyterian Church (USA) finally conducted its first openly gay ordination.

Presbyterians on Sunday to celebrate end of ban on LGBT clergy

The Presbyterian Church (USA) on Sunday, July 10, will begin a new chapter in the faith lives of LGBT people when changes to the church’s constitution go into effect allowing the ordination of openly LGBT ministers, elders and deacons.

BREAKING NEWS: Church of Scotland votes to allow gay ministers

The general assembly, the church's law-making body, voted on Monday morning to lift that moratorium, officially allowing gay ministers to take on parishes for the first time since it was founded in 1560-1 by John Knox, a leading figure in the Scottish reformation.