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Presbyterian Megachurch Leaves Denomination over Gay Policy

Members of a Tulsa church have voted overwhelmingly to withdraw from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) becuase of the division in gay issue.
( [email protected] ) Aug 31, 2006 12:10 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Members of a Tulsa church have voted overwhelmingly to withdraw from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Just over one-thousand members of Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church turned out and voted 967-to-36 to affirm a vote by church elders to leave.

The group then voted to request affiliation with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The members also affirmed reverends Tom Gray and Wayne Hardy as co-pastors of the 2,700-member church.

The decision to change affiliations comes after the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adopted a policy that some pastors say will allow gay pastors in the church.

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