John Wilkinson
Cardiff University
Recent ordination controversies have served as barometers for how denominations have addressed matters of human sexuality, and LGBTQ sexuality in particular. Using the Presbyterian Church ’s fifty-year narrative as a case study, this article traces developments in thought and shifts in perspective, from language that calls “homosexual acts” sin to actions that move from apology to celebration. The essay follows decades of intense debate and conflict to reflect on the implications when a church changes its mind.
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DOI 10.1177/0020964320921966
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