Episcopalians Vote To Allow Gay Weddings In Churches


Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s support of gay rights that began more than a decade ago when they elected the first openly gay bishop.


Breitbart reported:

The vote came in Salt Lake City at the Episcopal General Convention, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. It passed in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay participants at the meeting. The House of Bishops had approved the resolution Tuesday by 129-26 with five abstaining.


The Rev. Brian Baker of Sacramento said the church rule change was the result of a nearly four-decade long conversation that has been difficult and painful for many. Baker, chair of the committee that crafted the changes, said church members have not always been kind to one another but that the dynamic has changed in recent decades.

“We have learned to not only care for, but care about one other,” Baker said. “That mutual care was present in the conversations we had. Some people disagreed, some people disagreed deeply, but we prayed and we listened and we came up with compromises that we believe make room and leave no one behind.”


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  1. Unfortunate for the American Episcopal Church. If you trace over the past 20 years it seems to be a gradual takeover of the Church. The huge Waterloo was when Gene Robinson became a Bishop. Virginia parishes left and went under African bishops. Glad they were able to keep their property. Then Anglican nuns converted to Catholicism. One entire parish in Maryland converted. As you say is very sad for the Episcopal church. Next big fight is with Church of England and gays are targeting them now.


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