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February 12, 2016

Depending on who you asked at the time, the new confessional position of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. -- written over the course of seven years, referred to a Special Committee of Fifteen for study and review for one year, passed by the next General Assembly and sent to the presbyteries for ratification, finally adopted and added to Presbyterians' constitution, intact, by the skin of its teeth at the General Assembly in Portland in May 1967 -- was apostasy, evidence of communist brainwashing, a threat to national security, or a milquetoast concession to political...

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