Major Christian Denomination Is Just Seven Votes Away From Making a Monumental Decision That Some Say Will Cause Its Demise

by Billy Hallowell  |  published on March 10, 2015

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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination, is only seven votes away from officially changing its definition of marriage to include same-sex unions — a move that could have major ramifications for the mainline sect.

This development comes less than a year after Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted at its General Assembly meeting in Detroit, to officially embrace gay marriage, amending its Book of Order to define matrimony from being between ”a man and a woman” to “two people, traditionally a man and a woman.”

TheBlaze reported at the time that in order for the rule to be officially adopted, a majority of the denomination’s 172 presbyteries would need to vote in favor within the subsequent 12 months. As it currently stands, Amendment 14-F — the provision to change the definition of marriage — has been embraced by 79 regional bodies, with just 37 standing in opposition, the Christian Post reported.