Central Carolina Presbytery, the First to Vote and Approve BCO Amendments On Qualifications for Church Office

Item 1 would amend BCO 7 to disqualify from office men describing themselves as homosexual. This was Overture 15 before the General Assembly, which proposes that a new paragraph BCO 7-4 be added to the BCO.  If approved BCO 7-4 would provide:

Men who describe themselves as homosexual, even those who describe themselves as homosexual and claim to practice celibacy by refraining from homosexual conduct, are disqualified from holding office in the Presbyterian Church in America

Central Carolina Presbytery approved Overture 15: 41-11-1.

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