This past Tuesday, the highest ranking court in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission, rendered decisions in cases concerning the long-awaited ordinations of two devout Presbyterians; Scott Anderson who is gay and Lisa Larges who is lesbian.
When I was a child in the 1950’s, my father delighted in telling a joke about the four approaches to the law in Europe: In England, everything is permitted except that which is prohibited. In Italy, everything is permitted including that which is prohibited. In Germany, everything is prohibited except that which is permitted. In […]