Presbyterian pastor explains church's decisions on gay clergy

Presbyterian Church meeting
Observers Tricia Dykers Koenig, left, and Michelle Ready, right, smile as the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church meeting Thursday, July 8, 2010 in Minneapolis votes to approve lifting the churches ban on ordaining non-celebrate gays and lesbians as clergy.
AP Photo/Jim Mone

With about 5,000 members, Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina has the largest congregation of any Presbyterian church in the upper midwest. John Crosby is senior pastor there. He was at last night's vote and he joined Cathy Wurzer this morning by phone to explain the church's decision.

Delegates voted not to change the church's definition of marriage which can currently only be between a man and a woman. They did vote however, to allow gays and lesbians to serve as clergy.

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