Presbytery OKs gay church leader for ordination

John Knox Presbytery in Wisconsin
A former Presbyterian pastor and nationally known ecumenical leader has been approved for ordained ministry in Wisconsin by a presbytery which noted his declared conscientious objection to denominational standards that rule out ordaining an openly gay candidate.

The John Knox Presbytery voted 81 to 25 on February 20 to ordain Scott D. Anderson in his current position as executive director of the Wisconsin Council of Churches, a post he has held since 2003. He previously held a similar job for the California Council of Churches and served on the executive committee of the National Council of Churches.


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