Presbyterians Bar Gay Ministers

United Press International

The Presbyterian Church has upheld the church's ban on ordination of "unrepentant" practicing homosexuals, church officials announced today.

The officials said the 3.1 million-member denomination's Permanent Judicial Commission--the church's equivalent of a supreme court--has reaffirmed 1978 and 1979 actions by two General Assemblies that barred homosexuals from being ordained into the clergy or as elders and deacons in local congregations.

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