Arlene G. Taylor serves on the Session of the Church of the Reconciliation, a welcoming and affirming More Light Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Arlene attended the ordination service of Katie Ricks on April 15.
We give thanks to God that this is a new day in the Presbyterian Church (USA). The passage of the 219th General Assembly's Ordination Amendment 10-A last year, now G-2.0104 in our Book of Order, allows for the ordination of qualified LGBT candidates for ministry. Qualifications for ministry focus once again on faith and character rather than sexual orientation or marital status.
The first Lesbian clergy has been approved for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA). From More Light Presbyterian:
Today, we are excited to announce a historic moment in the Presbyterian Church (USA):