Religion: Other Churches:

While the United Presbyterian Church is the first U.S. denomination to hold a full-dress debate about having homosexuals in the clergy, five other major Protestant denominations are confronting the problem:

> Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (878,000 members). Last year the General Assembly of the United Presbyterians' Southeastern sister church decided that homosexuality "falls short of God's plan." It shied away from a stronger condemnation, though, and approved a long-range study. A bill before the upcoming June 9-16 assembly in Shreveport, La., would repudiate homosexual activity and ban "unrepentant homosexuals" both from lay...

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