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Presbyterians split

The National Presbyterian Church of Mexico, a nearly 2 million-member body, voted 116-22 to end a 139-year relationship with the 2 million-member Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) over the latter's decision to allow ordination of partnered gays and lesbians.

The decision could affect Presbyterian work along the U.S.-Mexico border, mission trips to Mexico and other partnerships.

The Mexican church also reaffirmed its position not to ordain women. It said that any Mexican presbyteries that do so must immediately revoke the ordinations.


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