|Ghana Presbyterians the second to cut partnership|
|Written by Leslie Scanlon|
|Tuesday, 01 November 2011 23:16|
A church in Africa may have become the second Presbyterian denomination outside the United States to end its partnership with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in response to the U.S. church’s decision to allow the ordination of sexually active gays and lesbians.|
On its Facebook page, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana announced a decision by its recent 2011 General Assembly to “sever relationship with any partner church that ordained homosexuals as ministers and allowed for same-sex marriages.”
The U.S. denomination in July removed from its constitution language that restricted ordination to those promising to practice fidelity in marriage between a man and a woman or chastity in singleness. Now, candidates for ordination in the PC(USA) must promise to “submit joyfully to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all aspects of life.”
On Aug. 19, a special assembly of the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico voted 116-22 to end its 139 years of mission partnership with the PC(USA).