Among those scheduled to speak in the conference call is the Rev. Clifton [Cliff?] Kirkpatrick, a top official of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., in which Dr. Frist is an active member.
“One of the hallmarks of our denomination is that we are an ecumenical church,” Mr. Kirkpatrick said in an interview on Thursday. He also said, “Elected officials should not be portraying public policies as being for or against people of faith.”
Actually, that’s not a hallmark of Presbyterianism, (in fact, Presbyterianism holds that some churches “have so degenerated, as to become no churches of Christ, but synagogues of Satan,”) but the following is is a hallmark of Presbyterianism:
There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Westminster Confession of Faith Chapter 25)
In other words, Rev. Kirkpatrick is not a Presbyterian Pope and Bill Frist can take or leave his “ecunemicism” word as he likes.