Presbyterians in Mexico are breaking ties with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) because of differences over homosexuality.
The theologically conservative National Presbyterian Church of Mexico voted to stop working with the U.S.denomination.
The PCUSA voted in May to remove barriers for ordaining people in same-sex relationships. The U.S. and Mexican churches share a 139-year history and a network of social service ministries.
Presbyterian leaders in the United States said they're saddened by the decision and hope to find a way they can continue helping the needy in Mexico and along the border.