Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf Rebukes His Own Presbyterian Church Denomination for Actions on Same-Sex Marriage, Israel

U.S Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) testifies during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images North America)
U.S Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) testifies during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images North America)

Declaring himself “a follower of Jesus,” a member of Congress has rebuked his own denomination on the House floor.

Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf said Tuesday that he’s “a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who is deeply grieved by what transpired at last week’s gathering of the PCUSA’s General Assembly.”

The Presbyterian delegates voted to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution. Wolf said that violates the biblical definition of marriage as the “divinely-inspired joining of one man and one woman.”

The PCUSA General Assembly also voted to divest church stock in several companies as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Wolf said the church’s action “stands in stark contrast to its inaction” on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

Wolf said great Presbyterians of the past would not recognize their denomination today.

SOURCE: The Associated Press

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