Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Col. Megachurch of 4,000 to Split from PCUSA; Opposed to PCUSA's Acceptance of Homosexuality

The Christian Post website reports today (March 6, 2012) that a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation in Colorado -- with some 4,000 members -- has decided to break its ties with its mainline denomination.

First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs put its decision concerning breaking away from PC(USA) to a vote on March 4, and 88 percent of its members voted to leave the denomination.

Allison Murray -- leader of staff for the First Presbyterian Church -- said, "What we are trying to do is make an adaptive change that would keep us engaged and relevant as a faith community in today's culture."

Church leaders had discussed and planned a break with PC(USA) for the past several months over issues like the mainline denomination's acceptance of homosexuality.