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GA Update

July 9th, 2012 No comments

I’ve been too busy to follow the GA closely, but I’ll post a few items that I noticed over the weekend.

(By the way: the only way to get timely information about GA seems to be by following Twitter or the RSS feeds for the Christian Post. Our denomination’s official sources are either unnavigable or updated at a tempo that is rather, umm, leisurely.)

The big news, of course, is that GA did not approve the committee’s redefinition of marriage. The defeat was by a narrow margin, however, and is probably only a matter of time, however, with the continuing exodus of more-conservative congregations.

In other news, GA:

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Youcef Nadarkhani – trial date

July 9th, 2012 No comments

Iran has set a trial date for Youcef Nadarkhani, the Christian pastor I’ve written about previously here. He has spent more than a thousand days in prison on bogus charges of apostasy. Apostasy is, amazingly, a victimless crime subject to capital punishment. But that’s beside the point, because he’s not guilty. Imagine withstanding three years in an Iranian prison, and never caving in and signing a confession or recanting his faith. Keep praying for Youcef.