Notes from Pittsburgh

Dear Friends –

Sad news…

The opening of the 220th General Assembly plenary sessions this afternoon began with the resignation of vice moderator of Tara McCabe-Spuhler. The mounting pressure against her because she had signed a marriage license for a lesbian couple in Washington, D.C. and the relentless threats and plans for parliamentary procedures to remove her prompted her resignation in favor of removing the distraction from the work of the Assembly. I would argue that the work of the Assembly was, is – in fact this “distraction.” The choice was not mine to make; only to observe and to hold in prayer Tara, this Assembly, its leadership and all of us.

How this will all work out is in the great and loving hands of the Spirit. Truly.

The nominee for vice moderator is Tom Trinidad from Presbytery of the Pueblo. His confirmation hearing will take place later this evening at the plenary session beginning at 7 PM.

Please, keep us in your prayers.

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