The Presbyterian Coalition, an organization of conservative groups, issued a press release immediately after the General Assembly voted to allow same-sex marriage in the church. They write
Today the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) took two illegitimate actions that may prove in future years to be the death knell to the church as we have known it.It is no surprise that the remaining conservatives in the church consider this the last straw. Opposition to normalizing homosexual practice has become a defining issue for PC(USA) conservatives. Thousands have left the denomination in recent years, especially since the church accepted gay ordination a few years ago.
No doubt, we will see another wave of departures following these decisions.
Still, it is worth remembering that conservatives have pronounced the death knell of the Presbyterian Church in every generation since the denomination was created.
And in the next generation, the new conservative on some new issue will pronounce the death knell, again.
Reformed, and ever reforming.