The National Black Church Initiative today declared that they are furious with the Presbyterian Church’s decision to endorse same-sex marriage. They are now totally no longer besties and have “broken fellowship” with them. Whatever that means. Via press release:
This arbitrary change of Holy Scripture is a flagrantly pretentious and illegitimate maneuver by a body that has no authority whatsoever to alter holy text. Rev. Anthony Evans, NBCI President noted “NBCI and its membership base are simply standing on the Word of God within the mind of Christ. We urge our brother and sisters of the PCUSA to repent and be restored to fellowship.” PCUSA’s manipulation represents a universal sin against the entire church and its members. With this action, PCUSA can no longer base its teachings on 2,000 years of Christian scripture and tradition, and call itself a Christian entity in the body of Christ. It has forsaken its right by this single wrong act.
The NBCI claims to represent “34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans.”