The First Presbyterian Church of Quincy, IL was dismissed this past week to the EPC. The congregation got a pretty good deal. They paid the presbytery 10% of the property's value and are now more holy and pure than ever.
The Quincy Herald Whig (bring back the Whigs!) reported the minister's reason for leaving the PCUSA:
Bakker said certain positions taken or being considered by "liberal/progressive" elements within the PCUSA body over a period of time had moved the majority of First Presbyterian members to seek affiliation with the Evangelical Presbyterian denomination.
The two specific areas that Bakker labeled as "problematic" concerned PCUSA's stance on abortion and the ordination of self-avowed, practicing homosexuals.
"These are contrary to the teachings of the holy scripture," Bakker said.
Nope it is not about THE GAY!
If you are interested in keeping track of the schismatics, this schismatic has a website justifying and recording all the news about them.
Of course, the schismatic, homophobic "news" organization, the Layman, cheers them on.
I do miss the spoof of the Layman in the late-90s, called The Presbyterian Gayman.
They even had a cool logo.