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