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GC2012: HOD Vote came Silently on Same-Sex Blessings
VirtueOnline ^ | 10 Julyh AD 2012 | Mary Ann Mueller

Posted on 07/10/2012 5:44:14 PM PDT by lightman

GC2012: HOD Vote came Silently on Same-Sex Blessings

By Mary Ann Mueller Special Correspondent

July 10, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS - The House of Deputies' afternoon vote on A-049 came in silence, the result of modern technology.

When the House of Bishops voted to approve same-gender blessings each bishop was called by name and with their own voice they were required to vocalize their vote - yea or nay.

Electronic voting was the rule of the day in the House of Deputies. Each Order - lay and clergy, were called to vote using their hand-held electronic voting devise.

The laity was called to vote.

"The vote is open." Silence followed. "The vote is closed."

The clergy were called to vote.

"The vote is open." Silence followed. "The vote is closed."

Silence ... the waiting began.

To pass the time the candidates for the Vice President of the House of Deputies were nominated from the floor.

Silence ... the waiting continues.

Finally, out-going House of Deputies' President Bonnie Anderson announced the results: Lay yes votes - 86; lay no votes - 19; lay divided votes - five. Clergy yes votes - 85; clergy no votes - 22; clergy divided votes - 4.

"A-049 passes with a 78% in the lay order and 76% in the clergy order," a tired House of Deputies' president confirmed.

And with that same-gender blessings received the blessing of General Convention and became a part of the fabric The Episcopal Church.

Bonnie Anderson then dismissed the House of Deputies.

Mary Ann Mueller is a journalist living in Texas. She is a regular contributor to VirtueOnline


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apostacy; episcopal; homosexualagenda; jerrysandusky; moralabsolutes; pedophiles; sodomhusseinobama
It is done.

The Episcopal Church now has a "Provisional Rite" for the blessing of same-sex unions.

Kyrie Eleison.

1 posted on 07/10/2012 5:44:23 PM PDT by lightman
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To: aberaussie; Aeronaut; aliquando; AlternateViewpoint; AnalogReigns; Archie Bunker on steroids; ...
In August of 2001 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) estabalished a "Full Communion Partnership" with The Episcopal Church through the adoption of "Called to Common Mission".

Therefore:



Lutheran (EL C S*A) Ping!

* as of August 19, AD 2009, a liberal protestant SECT, not part of the holy, catholic and apostolic CHURCH.

Be rooted in Christ!

2 posted on 07/10/2012 5:46:08 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: lightman

I figured they already had that long ago in the Episcopagan “church”.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 5:51:26 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: lightman

This is truly shameful.


4 posted on 07/10/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: lightman

5 posted on 07/10/2012 5:55:06 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: lightman

“Now the Spirit teaches that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” Timothy 4: 1,2


6 posted on 07/10/2012 6:01:30 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Aye; hard to believe that just half a century ago various Orthodox hierarchs encouraged their faithful to receive the Sacrments at an Episcopal church if there was no Othodox temple in their community.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 6:03:56 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: lightman

This is what happens when an academic divinity school subsisting off donations controls the credentials determining who becomes a priest. It is the same process by which we got “reform” Judaism and any number of other Marxist hierarchies (atheists pretending to be religious).


8 posted on 07/10/2012 6:09:06 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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9 posted on 07/10/2012 6:13:17 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: lightman; Chode

Libera nos a malo


10 posted on 07/10/2012 7:10:23 PM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent. Cheap.)
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To: lightman

This is why we left the “church”.

ECUSA is going to hell.


11 posted on 07/10/2012 7:11:57 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Morgana
Amen...
12 posted on 07/10/2012 7:24:03 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

This makes my heart ache.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 7:26:42 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: txrefugee

So true. It also bears witness that the apostasy is alive and well......and that last days are here.


14 posted on 07/10/2012 7:30:02 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: lightman

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”


15 posted on 07/10/2012 7:31:13 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: lightman

The Epsicopal Church has become the church of faggots. Pure and simple. It’s entire reason for existence is to promote, legitimize and lobby for the spread of homosexuality throughout the world. That’s their “gospel” — which is actually an Anti-Christ message.

They used the “gay” agenda to completely subvert Christianity within the organization so that the church is no longer a church but a Satanic cult posing as a Christian religion. It’s actual function is to promote moral depravity and Communism, which go hand in hand. Very few are deceived by this pretense of a “righteous” and “sacred” “church” and that’s why the Satanic Episcopagan Church is in free fall.

May is descent accelerate and it be swallowed up in the maws of Hell where it belongs.


16 posted on 07/10/2012 7:31:59 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: lightman

Why does it take so long to tally up electronic votes. It should give the results as soon as the vote closes - unless ‘adjustments’ are needed.


17 posted on 07/10/2012 7:57:04 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: lightman

HOMOSEXUAL WARNING VIDEO

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2905126/posts


18 posted on 07/10/2012 8:19:56 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I predict a mass exodus within the church. I wonder how many/much property they will lose when churches have to close.


19 posted on 07/10/2012 8:57:01 PM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent. Cheap.)
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To: Morgana

The exodus bagan years ago when a Sodomite became “bishop” and their overt support for abortion.

ECUSA is nothing more than a Libtard club, the conservatives are all gone.


20 posted on 07/10/2012 9:07:13 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: lightman

I figure that not every soul that was incinerated in Sodom and Gommorah was a pervert or a sodomite. A fair number of them were likely the equivalent of today’s Liberal Progressives who truly believe that they can circumvent The Word of God.


21 posted on 07/10/2012 9:14:25 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Say it isn’t so!

Do you think any more will leave?


22 posted on 07/10/2012 9:51:13 PM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent. Cheap.)
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To: lightman

I left this “Church” over 30 years ago. I have been blessed ever since. I have no doubt it was the right decision.


23 posted on 07/11/2012 4:35:45 AM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: lightman

Is this just a prayer? I mean they could pray for the evil to depart from the union. If that is what it is then I am not too concerned. Everyone needs prayers now a days.


24 posted on 07/11/2012 5:39:26 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

No, it is a prescribed written prayer that God would bless this union just as it is.


25 posted on 07/11/2012 6:33:20 AM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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