Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity What Is the Presbyterian Church's Position on Homosexuality? Share Flipboard Email Print Gremlin/Getty Images Christianity Denominations of Christianity Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Catholicism Latter Day Saints View More By Kelli Mahoney Christianity Expert M.P.A., University of Illinois–Springfield B.S., Psychology and Criminal Justice, Illinois State University. Kelli Mahoney is a Christian youth worker and writer. She previously worked as an administrator for NXT, a high school Christian youth group. our editorial process Kelli Mahoney Updated April 13, 2019 Many denominations have differing views on homosexuality. While the Presbyterian Church has its own views, there are even differing opinions among Presbyterian groups. The Debate Is Ongoing The Presbyterian Church (USA) continues to debate the issue of homosexuality. Currently, the church takes the stance that homosexuality is a sin, but maintains a concern for homosexual believers. However, the Presbyterian Church (USA) does not necessarily take a stance on whether or not the sexual orientation is chosen or changeable. The "Definitive Guidance" warns members to be sensitive when rejecting the sin so they do not reject the person. The Presbyterian Church (USA) also calls for the elimination of laws that govern private sexual behavior between adults and laws that would discriminate based on sexual orientation. However, the church does not sanction homosexual marriage in the church, and a Presbyterian minister cannot perform a same-sex union ceremony like the marriage ceremony. Other smaller Presbyterian church groups like the Presbyterian Church in America, the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church all state that homosexuality goes against Biblical teachings, but they do believe homosexuals can repent of their "lifestyle" choice. More Light Presbyterians is a Presbyterian Church group that seeks to include homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgender people into the church. it was founded in 1974 and allows openly homosexual members to become deacons and elders in the church.