After the vote, some church members wiped away tears. Others said they were relieved it was finally over.
Members of Fremont Presbyterian Church — the largest Presbyterian Church in the Sacramento region — ended months of speculation Sunday when they voted to leave their national denomination and join one that church leaders said reflects more traditional beliefs.
By a vote of 427 to 164, members voted to seek dismissal from the Presbyterian Church USA and join the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Church leaders said their denomination had strayed from biblical adherence, most recently in July when the national denomination permitted the ordination of openly gay clergy.
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