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By Editors at Christian News Network
DETROIT — The 1.8 million-member Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Thursday (June 19) to allow homosexual ‘weddings,’ making it among one of the largest religious groups to take an embracing step toward openly supporting homosexuality.
By a 76-24 percent vote, the General Assembly of the PCUSA voted to allow their pastors to perform homosexual “marriages” in states where they are considered legal. Delegates, meeting in Detroit this week, also approved new language about marriage in the PCUSA Book of Order, or constitution, altering references to “a man and woman” to “two persons.”
This change will not become church law until a majority of the 172 regional presbyteries vote to ratify the new language. But given the lopsided 3-1 ratio of the vote, approval is expected.
Homosexual activists within the PCUSA rejoiced at their victory, which was remarkable for its margin of victory after multiple years of razor-thin defeats. Click here to continue reading.
By Ryan Mauro
The Clarion Project
(an out of house news source not related to Lighthouse Trails – posted for informational and research purposes)
The Church is an official interfaith partner with U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities and supporters of Sharia for America.
A writer giving soft treatment to Islamists wouldn’t be a new development, but Ben Daniel isn’t just any writer. He’s the pastor of a church and his book was published by the Presbyterian Church USA. This church of 1.8 million has become an ally of Islamists.
Pastor Ben Daniel leads Foothill Presbyterian Church of San Jose and his book, The Search for Truth About Islam: A Christian Pastor Separates Fact from Fiction, was released on March 25 by the official publisher of the Presbyterian Church USA.
His book “explores what he calls ‘the American cult of fear,’ particularly as it relates to the rise of Islamophobia in the United States.”
Islamists have used the term “Islamophobia” to gain political influence and bash opponents – including ant-Islamists Muslims — long before the 9/11 attacks. Now, even Muslims are speaking out against the abuse of the term. Click here to continue reading.
The Last Days, Islam & Israel: Conflict of the Ages by Mike Oppenheimer
COLORADO SPRINGS – In an historic move for First Presbyterian Church in downtown Colorado Springs, almost 90 percent of its membership voted Sunday to leave the church’s main governing body in the United States.
“What is broken down is a common vision and a common purpose,” Senior Pastor Jim Singleton told a standing-room only crowd at the church Sunday afternoon as he advocated for the split from the Presbyterian Church USA. “When we look at the national organization, it no longer connects here.”
Sunday’s vote was the culmination of 10 months of work by church leaders to distance themselves from the mainstream governing body of Presbyterian church in the United States, which voted in May 2011 to allow openly gay ministers to be ordained. Singleton cited several other scriptural reasons for the split and said that the move has been “coming for a long time.” Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/springs-134547-church-presbyterian.html#ixzz1oNJI1k1D
From 10 years of research at Lighthouse Trails Research Project, we have found the following fifty organizations to have had a significant role in bringing contemplative spirituality into the evangelical/Protestant church. If you do not know or understand the implications of this, we urge you to educate yourself as soon as possible.
Note: We have not listed any colleges or seminaries in this list. To see our list of contemplative promoting schools, click here. This list below is in conjunction with our recent list of Christian leaders: 100 Top Contemplative Proponents Evangelical Christians Turn To Today.
8. Boundless Webzine (FOF)
11. Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)
12. Christian Missionary Alliance
13. Christianity Today
14. Emergent Village
15. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
16. Focus on the Family
17. Group Magazine
20. Intervarsity Press
31. Presbyterian Church USA
32. Relevant Magazine
35. Saddleback Church
38. Teen Mania
39. The Church of the Nazarene
40. The Ooze
41. The Purpose Driven Movement
42. The Upper Room
43. Thomas Nelson Publishers
45. Wesleyan Church
46. Willow Creek Association
47. Worship Leader Magazine
48. Youth Ministry & Spirituality Project
49. Youth Specialties
Note: You can get information on any of these organizations using our search engines on both our blog and research site.