(Ezekiel Loseke, Headline USA) The left-wing denomination Presbyterian Church USA is tracking how many “nonbinary/genderqueer” people attend their church to improve its woke standing with LGBT activists.
“Each year, the Office of the General Assembly gathers statistical information from presbyteries across the country and provides a comprehensive breakdown on church membership, ethnicity and age distribution, as well as other information,” the site reads.
However, the Church informed its congregation that it should anticipate changes in the annual survey. Kris Valerius, the church’s manager of denominational roles and statistics wrote on the website that, “We’ve always asked how many female members there are in the church.”
Valerius added that, “We’re now asking how many men, women and nonbinary/genderqueer members there are.”
The Church has never polled its congregation for gender benders, so Valerious argued that, “we don’t know how many people will fill it out.”
Presbyterian Church USA already allows for ‘LGBT’ people to get ‘married’ and be ordained in its denomination.
The website reads that, “Ordaining bodies (sessions and presbyteries) are permitted but not required to ordain lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender persons. Candidates for ordination and/or installation must be considered as individuals on a case-by-case basis; it is not permissible to establish a policy that excludes a category of persons in the abstract.”
Valerious argued that this is simply not enough. They wrote on the website that, “If we want to be inclusive, then we have to start asking because you should be aware of who’s a part of your church.”
Presbyterian Church USA, like all Presbyterian churches, claim John Calvin as their theological founder. The denomination’s website reads “Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.”
The denomination claiming Calvin is ironic. Philip K. Eberly, a Presbyterian writing for The Baltimore Sun in 1991, noted that “John Calvin would spin in his grave” over the Presbyterian embrace of homosexuality.