Denominations, women ordination, and other errors

by Matt Slick

"If we look at the denominations that approved women's ordination from 1956-1976, we find that several of them, such as the United Methodist church and the United Presbyterian Church (now called the Presbyterian Church-USA), have large contingents pressing for (a) the endorsement of homosexual conduct as morally valid and (b) the approval of homosexual ordination."1

This chart is not yet fully completed.  We released it to help demonstrate the trends of denominations who ordain women.  Notice that after the chart are the links to document the positions.

  Denomination Ordains
Women
Abortion Homo-
sexuality
Scripture Trinity Salvation
by Grace
1 American Baptist 1964
2000      
2 Anglican 1974          
3 Christian Science 1881       Denies Denies
4 Church of England 1992          
5 Church of the Nazarene 1908          
6 Disciples of Christ 1888          
7 Episcopal Church 1976 1973 1996      
8 Evangelical Lutheran Church 1970 1991 2006      
9 First Congregational Church 1853          
10 Foursquare 1927          
11 Free Methodist            
12 National Baptist convention 1895          
13 Presbyterian Church USA 1930 -elder
1956 - Minister
1973 1987      
14 Salvation Army 1865, 1870          
15 Unitarian Universalist Association 1863 1973 1980      
16 United Church of Canada 1936 1990? 1988      
17 United Church of Christ     2005      
18 United Presbyterian Church 1955 1973 Against      
19 United Methodist Church 1956 1973
     
20 Universalist Church of America 1863          
21 Wesleyan Methodist Church 1856          
  1. American Baptist Church    http://www.abc-usa.org/
    1. Ordains Women, 1964
    2. Against--Abortion, http://www.abc-usa.org/resources/resol/abortion.htm
    3. Homosexuality, 2000  Ordaining Homosexuals  http://www.endtimeprophecy.org/Content/Articles/Articles-Homo/whensin2.html     
      http://www.christianexaminer.com/Articles/Articles%20Oct05/Art_Oct05_11.html   
      Pacific Southwest region of 300 member congregations began the process of separating from the ABCUSA.
  2. Anglican
    1. Ordains Women, 1974, http://www.religioustolerance.org/femclrg3.htm
    2. Homosexuality http://www.religioustolerance.org/hom_angl4.htm
  3. Christian Science
    1. Ordains Women, 1881, http://www.christianscience.com/pdf/retrospection-and-introspection.pdf, p 16
  4. Church of England
    1. Ordains Women, 1992, http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/2007-04-08-faith-women_n.htm
  5. Church of the Nazarene
    1. Ordains Women, Chaves, Mark, Ordaining Women, (Harvard University Press:  Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1997, table 2.1
  6. Disciples of Christ
    1. Ordains Women, Chaves, Mark, Ordaining Women, (Harvard University Press:  Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1997, table 2.1.
  7. Episcopal Church
    1. Ordains Women, 1976 http://www.mnhs.org/library/tips/history_topics/111episcopal.html
    2. Pro-abortion, 1973  http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=4&mid=9239
    3. Pro homosexuals http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6446
    4. Ordain Homosexual Bishop http://www.crosswalk.com/1224686/
  8. Evangelical Lutheran Church
    1. Ordains Women, 1970, http://www.elca.org/questions/Results.asp?recid=47
    2. Pro Abortion
    3. Pro homosexuals  1993 (Proposed) 
      http://www.cbmw.org/Journal/Vol-8-No-2/Egalitarianism-and--Homosexuality                                                   
      http://www.onenewsnow.com/Church/Default.aspx?id=71217
  9. First Congregational Church
    1. Ordains Women, 1927, Chaves, Mark, Ordaining Women, (Harvard University Press:  Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1997, table 2.1.
  10. Foursquare
    1. ordains women, 1927
  11. Free Methodist
  12. National Baptist Convention
  13. Presbyterian Church USA
    1. Ordains Women, 1930, http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2006/06538.htm
    2. Ordains Women, 1956, http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/2007-04-08-faith-women_n.htm
    3. Pro abortion 1973 http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=4&mid=9239
    4. Other Heretical leaders 1979   http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,954683-1,00.html
    5. Pro homosexual 1998 http://www.cbmw.org/Journal/Vol-8-No-2/Egalitarianism-and-Homosexuality
      1. Ordination: 1999 http://www.cbmw.org/Journal/Vol-8-No-2/Egalitarianism-and-Homosexuality
      2. http://www.theird.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=597&srcid=183
      3. Lesbian ordained 1998
      4. http://www.cbmw.org/Journal/Vol-8-No-2/Egalitarianism-and
      5. Homosexuality 
        1. against homosexuality http://www.pcusa.org/101/101-homosexual.htm
  14. Salvation Army
    1. Ordains Women, 1865, http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/SITE_Default/SITE_CBP-WAFM/wafm_women.asp
      1. Chaves, Mark, Ordaining Women, (Harvard University Press:  Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1997, table 2.1 says 1870.
  15. Unitarian Universalist Association
    1. Ordains Women, 1863, http://archive.uua.org/info/origins.html
  16. United Church of Canada     http://www.united-church.ca
    1. Ordains Women, 1936, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Church_of_Canada
    2. Abortion,  http://www.united-church.ca/beliefs/policies/1990/a111
    3. Homosexuality, http://www.victorshepherd.on.ca/UCC%20Critique/ordinati.htm
    4. OTHER--http://www.bible.ca/cr-united-Can.htm
  17. United Church of Christ
    1. Ordains Women
    2. Homosexuality, pro- http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/05/national/05church.html
    3. United Presbyterian Church
      1. Ordains Women, 1955, http://www.pres-outlook.com/tabid/555/Article/1104/Default.aspx
    4. United Methodist Church
      1. Ordains Women, 1956, http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?mid=1090
      2. Pro Abortion 1973  http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=4&mid=9239
      3. Pro Homosexual 1996  http://www.theird.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=597&srcid=183
      4. Other Transgender  http://www.onenewsnow.com/Church/Default.aspx?id=69017
        1. Heretical teachings 2003  Bishop Sprague   http://www.themethodistchurch.com/PassAlong.html
  18. United Presbyterian Church
    1. Ordains Women, 1955, http://www.pres-outlook.com/tabid/555/Article/1104/Default.aspx
  19. United Methodist Church
  20. Universalist Church
    1. Ordains Women, 1863, http://www.guide2womenleaders.com/Chronolgy_Ordination.htm
  21. Wesleyan Methodist Church
    1. Ordains Women 1856, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wesleyan_Church, also http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=2454
    2. Homosexuality
  • 1. Grudem, Wayne, Evangelical Feminism: A New Path to Liberalism? Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2006, p. 28.

 

 

 

 
 
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