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[Episcopal] Liturgy for blessing same-gender relationships begins provisional use
Episcopal News Service ^ | Dec 3 2012 | Sharon Sheridan

Posted on 12/09/2012 12:49:47 PM PST by WilliamIII

In the final debate before General Convention approved a provisional church liturgy to bless the lifelong relationships of same-gender couples, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago Deputy Ian Hallas, 22, spoke about his sister, Louisa, and her civil union.

“The love that she shares with her partner is unconditional and speaks to the ideal relationships all of us should strive to have,” he told the House of Deputies on July 10 in Indianapolis. “I often get asked by churchgoers and nonchurchgoers why I am a part of this body. The reason I return is for my sister. I seek to assure that she not only has the same rites as myself but also the same privileges.”

The new rite, “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant,” was authorized for use with diocesan episcopal permission beginning Dec. 2, the first Sunday of Advent.

(Excerpt) Read more at episcopaldigitalnetwork.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: episcopagan; religion

1 posted on 12/09/2012 12:49:50 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Yeah... forget about what the Bible says, and what God commands us to do; our feelings are more important.


2 posted on 12/09/2012 12:53:36 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: WilliamIII

“Blessing”??

I don’t think so!


3 posted on 12/09/2012 12:54:29 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

I would not want to be caught blessing sin in Gods name. I think God takes exception to that kind of behavior


4 posted on 12/09/2012 12:56:38 PM PST by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: G Larry
“Blessing”?? I don’t think so!

Of course it's possible, depending on what entity is doing the "blessing." But it is not God.

5 posted on 12/09/2012 12:56:46 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: WilliamIII

Sounds like Flip Wilson’s old church. The Church of W’as Happenin’ Now.


6 posted on 12/09/2012 12:58:47 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: WilliamIII
“The love that she shares with her partner is unconditional and speaks to the ideal relationships all of us should strive to have,” he told the House of Deputies... “I often get asked by churchgoers and nonchurchgoers why I am a part of this body. The reason I return is for my sister. I seek to assure that she not only has the same rites as myself but also the same privileges.”

So let me understand this: if a married boss loves his secretary unconditionally and leaves his wife and children for her, it that ok with him?

Well, you have to admire that sort of love between siblings. My brothers just gave me noogies and made fun of my orthodontic braces. We didn't become friends until email was invented and we could share cartoons about Ted Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and the Obama administration.

7 posted on 12/09/2012 1:11:25 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Government can't redistribute talent, willpower, or intelligence, except through dictatorship.)
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To: WilliamIII
Chicago Deputy Ian Hallas, 22, spoke about his sister, Louisa, and her civil union.

Here is a "church" that lets 22 year old gibbering idiots tell them what to do. No wonder they are shrivelling and dying on the vine.

8 posted on 12/09/2012 1:16:22 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Northern Yankee
The reason I return is for my sister...

That says a lot right there. Going to church, (and screwed up the Episcopal Church) for all the wrong reasons.
9 posted on 12/09/2012 1:27:27 PM PST by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: WilliamIII

Where’s the scriptural support for this? Nowhere in the Bible is there a same sex ceremony/blessing.


10 posted on 12/09/2012 1:28:06 PM PST by RginTN
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To: WilliamIII
[EpiSigmoidoscopal] Liturgy for blessing same-gender relationships begins provisional use

Mr. niteowl77

11 posted on 12/09/2012 1:29:11 PM PST by niteowl77 (Oh, crap.)
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To: WilliamIII

How do you bless buggery?


12 posted on 12/09/2012 1:52:17 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: WilliamIII
same gender

They can't even get that part correct: nouns have genders; human beings have a sex, i.e., male or female.

13 posted on 12/09/2012 2:00:11 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Northern Yankee

And with that statement, you’ve encapsulated religious liberalism in a nutshell.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 2:47:32 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: WilliamIII

So, if siblings want to marry one another, he’ll bless that as well (so long as they share “unconditional love”).


15 posted on 12/09/2012 2:49:38 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: WilliamIII

Episcopal Diocese of Chicago Deputy Ian Hallas, 22, spoke about his sister, Louisa, and her civil union.
“The love that she shares with her partner is unconditional and speaks to the ideal relationships all of us should strive to have,”

What she shares with her fellow pervert is a sin in the Word of God.
This Church no longer follows the path.....


16 posted on 12/09/2012 3:10:27 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: WilliamIII

I don’t miss being a member of the Queer church... When I see this it affirms my decision to leave that abyss behind in my life. No matter what libs touch, they destroy it.


17 posted on 12/09/2012 4:24:25 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I left too. But I miss the church I grew up in, before it was trashed and doctrine twisted inside out


18 posted on 12/09/2012 9:57:18 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I left too. But I miss the church I grew up in, before it was trashed and doctrine twisted inside out


19 posted on 12/09/2012 9:57:23 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I left too. But I miss the church I grew up in, before it was trashed and doctrine twisted inside out


20 posted on 12/09/2012 9:57:23 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I left too. But I miss the church I grew up in, before it was trashed and doctrine twisted inside out


21 posted on 12/09/2012 9:57:34 PM PST by WilliamIII
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22 posted on 12/09/2012 10:03:22 PM PST by narses
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To: WilliamIII; Mad Dawg
was authorized for use with diocesan episcopal permission beginning Dec. 2, the first Sunday of Advent.

they really are mocking God...

23 posted on 12/10/2012 1:16:02 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: WilliamIII; Mad Dawg
was authorized for use with diocesan episcopal permission beginning Dec. 2, the first Sunday of Advent.

they really are mocking God...

24 posted on 12/10/2012 1:16:02 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Northern Yankee

well, their argument is that scripture can be interpreted differently each age


25 posted on 12/10/2012 1:18:10 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: RginTN

their argument is that they are against such traditions...


26 posted on 12/10/2012 1:19:30 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

Actually, Plato described them well when he spoke of those sitting in the cave. They see flickers and shadows and are utterly confused.

Yes, it is good to reach out to the outcasts. Yes, it is good to be patient with sinners (though not with sin.) All these are good.

But if one does not look to and, in a certain way, submit to the fount of goodness, one will completely mess up.

They have lost the right way and fallen in the slough of their own pride. It is dreadful for me to see it.


27 posted on 12/10/2012 7:22:37 AM PST by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: Cronos
their argument is that they are against such traditions... So they're adding to the bible so they can continue to live a life of sin and feel good about it.
28 posted on 12/10/2012 3:11:15 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Cronos

True... but tell that to Sir Thomas Moore... Oh wait, You can’t. He died for his faith and conviction.


29 posted on 12/10/2012 4:41:32 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ReformationFan
Thank you.

Every now and then I get something right. * grins!

30 posted on 12/10/2012 4:42:43 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: RginTN

No, these pervs actually believe that they are following the letter of the bible, and they leave somethings out — namely the OT and Paul’s statement against homosexuality. They believe they aren’t adding anything, just “removing things that are not valid anymore”...


31 posted on 12/10/2012 9:33:13 PM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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