First Lesbian Approved For Ordination In The Presbyterian Church (USA)

by James Rowe

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):

We give thanks to God that Katie Ricks was approved for ordination by New Hope Presbytery on February 18. The passage of Amendment 10-A, now G-2.10104 in our Book of Order, made it possible for Katie to be ordained. Katie is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary who has been serving as an associate in ministry at the Church of the Reconciliation, a welcoming and affirming More Light church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Katie came out as a lesbian at Columbia Theological Seminary and served as co-chair of the Imago Dei Chapter on campus. After graduating from Columbia in 2002, she was called to serve as an Associate in Ministry at Church of the Reconciliation. As Katie stood before the New Hope Presbytery for her examination, the balcony of the church hosting the presbytery meeting was filled with members from Church of the Reconciliation.

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