Presbyterian Issue Gay Ban

Bad news for Presbyterian queers: “The top court in the Presbyterian Church has issued an unexpectedly early and decisive ruling upholding the Louisville-based denomination’s ban on ordaining non-celibate gays and lesbians. The court said this week the ban remains firmly in place despite a 2006 policy change that had appeared to allow churches and presbyteries, or regional governing bodies, some flexibility in enforcing the ban.” [Courier-Journal]