Wis. Presbyterians Weigh In On Gay Clergy

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Presbyterians from central and northeastern Wisconsin will weigh in Saturday on the national debate over gay clergy.

About 75 representatives from the Winnebago Presbytery will meet in Weston to decide whether to support or oppose homosexuality within Presbyterian leadership.
A majority of the 173 Presbyterian regional organizations must ratify or reject the issue.

Senior Pastor Stephen Wright of Wausau says prohibiting Presbyterians from serving the church based on sexual orientation runs contrary to Christian theology that no one is perfect.

The Wausau Daily Herald reports the Winnebago Presbytery includes about 8,000 members in Wisconsin.

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