According to a recent presentation I observed, the only material difference between the PCUSA and ECO is that ECO has said to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Christians “You cannot be called. You are not gifted,” while the PCUSA has left that option open.
In every other respect, the presenter maintains, the two denominational bodies are virtually identical–reformed, evangelical, missional. For that reason, he insists, it makes no sense to contemplate departing the PCUSA for ECO unless your exclusive desire is to escape GLBTQ folk.
Is this true? On balance, the answer has to be no, not really.