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.

 DenominationOrdains
Women
AbortionHomo-
sexuality
ScriptureTrinitySalvation
by Grace
1American Baptist1964 2000   
2Anglican1974     
3Christian Science1881   DeniesDenies
4Church of England1992     
5Church of the Nazarene1908     
6Disciples of Christ1888     
7Episcopal Church197619731996   
8Evangelical Lutheran Church197019912006   
9First Congregational Church1853     
10Foursquare1927     
11Free Methodist      
12National Baptist convention1895     
13Presbyterian Church USA1930 -elder
1956 - Minister
19731987   
14Salvation Army1865, 1870     
15Unitarian Universalist Association186319731980   
16United Church of Canada19361990?1988   
17United Church of Christ  2005   
18United Presbyterian Church19551973Against   
19United Methodist Church19561973    
20Universalist Church of America1863     
21Wesleyan Methodist Church1856     
  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
    1.  
  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.
 
 
About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.