>Well, it seems that the Presbyterian Church wants to allow openly gay and lesbian pastors to begin serving congregations around the country, but South Carolina congregations are, naturally, pissed off about it.
Of course, because it’s South Carolina, all five of my state’s presbyteries voted against the change. Dr. Alan Arnold of the Trinity Presbytery, which oversees the majority of Midlands congregations, says that, while churches are now permitted to ordain homosexual clergy, local congregations retain control over that process and he does not expect to see any immediate major changes here.
Which means South Carolina can keep it’s homophobia in tact.
Still, more annoying than the idea that these “Christians” are such intolerant bigots, is what our local Fox News channel–Wach Fox 57–did with the story. As news channels often do, they offered up a poll for people to vote on whether or not they agreed with the Presbyterian church welcoming gay church leaders. But they didn’t phrase the question like that. It was like this:
Either way you look at it, it’s anti-gay , homophobic, bigoted intolerant nonsense. Thanks South Carolina, and Wach Fox 57, for keeping it real.