Join me and the Pittsburgh Presbytery in our local conversation about marriage between two men or two women.
As a servant of God, I am called upon to perform marriage ceremonies for those couples who show sincere love and commitment to God and one another. Through months of prayer and reflection, I came to feel deeply that performing Brenda and Nancy’s wedding in June 2005 was a faithful expression of my call to ministry, helping the church “give full expression to the rich diversity within its membership.”
However, not all agreed with me. I was tried and found unanimously not guilty of violating Scripture or the constitution of the Presbyterian Church by the nine-member Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC) of the Pittsburgh Presbytery.
It was just the beginning of a dialogue that continues today. I invite you to join with me in this ongoing conversation as we seek reconciliation in our community in Pittsburgh. Walk with me from The Wedding, through Our Discernment process and The Decision of the PJC, and then join the dialogue here on this site.