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Marriage for All at All Saints Church (Episcopalians Begin Gay Marriages)
An Inch At A Time ^ | May 22, 2008 | All Saints Church, Pasadena

Posted on 05/22/2008 5:39:17 PM PDT by kaehurowing

Marriage for All at All Saints Church

Press Release sent from All Saints Church, Pasadena this afternoon:

All Saints Church, Pasadena rector, J. Edwin Bacon, Jr., announced today that the church will treat equally all couples presenting themselves for the rite of marriage. The announcement followed a special meeting of the All Saints Church Vestry, which unanimously adopted a “Resolution on Marriage Equality” [below] in response to the May 15, 2008 ruling of the California Supreme Court.

“Today’s decision is consistent with All Saints Church, Pasadena’s identity as a peace and justice church,” said Bacon, following the historic vote. “It also aligns us with the Scriptures’ mandate to make God’s love tangible by ‘doing justice and loving mercy’ (Micah 6:8) and with the canons of our Episcopal Church that forbid discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.”

“In this our 125th year, this morning’s decision was a natural step forward on All Saints’ lengthy journey of justice, peace, and inclusion,” Bacon concluded. “As the rector of All Saints Church, I am inspired by the visionary stride All Saints’ lay leaders took today. I am honored to serve a church where the leadership demonstrates such stirring courage to move beyond lip service about embodying God’s inclusive love to actually committing our faith community to the practice of marriage equality.”

“As a priest and pastor, I anticipate with great joy strengthening our support of the sanctity of marriage as I marry both gay and straight members and thus more fully live out my ordination vow to nourish all people from the goodness of God’s grace.”

For further information contact: Keith Holeman, Director of Communications 626.583.2739 or kholeman@allsaints-pas.org

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MARRIAGE EQUALITY RESOLUTION Adopted by the Vestry of All Saints Church, Pasadena, California on May 22, 2008

WHEREAS, our baptismal covenant commits us to “strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being;”

WHEREAS, Holy Scripture reveals that we are all created in God’s image and that God embraces all people as equally precious;

WHEREAS, the Vision Statement of All Saints Church, Pasadena, calls us to “embody the inclusive love of God in Christ” and our Foundational Values urge us to be “dispersed throughout this multicultural region for courageous and risk-filled work of peace and justice;”

WHEREAS, All Saints Church, Pasadena, currently blesses same-sex unions, but does not perform the rite of marriage for same-sex couples;

WHEREAS, on May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court issued its decision holding that marriage is a “basic civil right of personal autonomy and liberty” “to which all persons are entitled without regard to their sexual orientation;” and

WHEREAS, as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, on June 16, 2008, the State of California will begin to license and recognize same-sex marriages;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Rector, Wardens and Vestry do declare that, as of June 16, 2008, All Saints Church, Pasadena will treat all couples presenting themselves for the rite of marriage equally.


TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Other non-Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: abomination; desecration; ecusa; gaychurch; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; lastdaysalert; nonchristiancult; religiousleft; samesexmarriage; sin
Here we go.
1 posted on 05/22/2008 5:39:17 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

This is why I am no longer an Episcopalian.


2 posted on 05/22/2008 5:43:19 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: kaehurowing
“Today’s decision is consistent with All Saints Church, Pasadena’s identity as a peace and justice church,”

As opposed to a truth and salvation church.

3 posted on 05/22/2008 5:45:05 PM PDT by polymuser (Those who believe in something eventually prevail over those who believe in nothing.)
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4 posted on 05/22/2008 5:45:57 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: alicewonders
Episcopalians begin gay marriage? They have been performing these blasphemous rites for years.
5 posted on 05/22/2008 5:50:12 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: kaehurowing

Not to mention allowing these deviants full access to kids.


6 posted on 05/22/2008 5:51:15 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: attiladhun2

Yeah, I left the church 20 years ago - they were getting crazy then.


7 posted on 05/22/2008 5:55:51 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: alicewonders

I left 10 years ago.


8 posted on 05/22/2008 5:59:07 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: sionnsar; Huber

Ping


9 posted on 05/22/2008 6:02:42 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: alicewonders
What happens when the gospel is no longer preached. The Epsicopalian Church wasn't doing that when I attended 40 years ago. Without having soul-winning as a purpose, and remaining faithful to the Bible, every denomination will eventually descend into lunacy.
10 posted on 05/22/2008 6:03:44 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: attiladhun2

The “falling away” of the churches.


11 posted on 05/22/2008 6:05:37 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: kaehurowing

That’ll fill the pews. Tell sinners sin isn’t sin. Call it holy, and virtuous. We are so much more enlightened now. It is not enough to love the sinner. We must elevate the sin, too. The Holy Spirit is still speaking? Well, SOMEBODY is speaking... Diabolic disorientation.


12 posted on 05/22/2008 6:09:33 PM PDT by informavoracious (Freedom Isn't Free)
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To: polymuser

What a perfect response!

High Five


13 posted on 05/22/2008 6:12:45 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: informavoracious

Isaiah 5:20
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!


14 posted on 05/22/2008 6:14:09 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: kaehurowing
Psalm 145 (New American Standard Bible) New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Music: Shane Barnard Psalm 145 live Acoustic

The LORD Extolled for His Goodness.

A Psalm of Praise, of David.

I will extol You, (B)my God, O King,

And I will bless Your name forever and ever.

Every day I will bless You,

And I will praise Your name forever and ever.

Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised,

And His greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise Your works to another,

And shall declare Your mighty acts.

On the glorious splendor of Your majesty

And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.

Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts,

And I will tell of Your greatness.

They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness

And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.

The LORD is gracious and merciful;

Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.

The LORD is good to all,

And Hismercies are over all His works.

All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD,

And Your godly ones shall bless You.

They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom

And talk of Your power;

To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts

And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom.

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

The LORD sustains all who fall

And raises up all who are bowed down.

The eyes of all look to You,

And You give them their food in due time.

You open Your hand

And satisfy the desire of every living thing.

The LORD is righteous in all His ways

And kind in all His deeds.

The LORD is near to all who call upon Him,

To all who call upon Him in truth.

He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;

He will also hear their cry and will save them.

The LORD keeps all who love Him,

But all the wicked He will destroy.

My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,

And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.

15 posted on 05/22/2008 6:16:28 PM PDT by antonia ("Information is terrain and someone will occupy it.")
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To: alicewonders

The Bible says that in the last days God would send a strong delusion that men would believe a lie and be damned. The perversion of nature homosexual marriage promotes convinces me that the delusion is in full mode and that the judgment coming upon the earth is only delayed because of God’s mercy.


16 posted on 05/22/2008 6:16:33 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: sionnsar

Anglican ping


17 posted on 05/22/2008 6:26:25 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: kaehurowing

Just ONE of the reasons I left the Episcopal church 26 years ago - saw it goind downhill back then. I certainly made the right choice. No more of my money goes to the very liberal National Council of Churches.


18 posted on 05/22/2008 6:27:04 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( on the cutting edge.)
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19 posted on 05/22/2008 6:32:21 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: attiladhun2

The last days, it’s all coming together.


20 posted on 05/22/2008 6:33:50 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: alicewonders

Yes it is. I did not understand the Apocalypse of St. John until the last few years. Now when I read it, I see the degeneracy and blindness of the modern world mirrored throughout.


21 posted on 05/22/2008 6:40:05 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: kaehurowing

What next? Free needles in every pew? Abortion clinics on church property?


22 posted on 05/22/2008 6:43:40 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: attiladhun2

Same here. My father has studied the Bible’s prophecies for most of my life. When I was younger, I didn’t want to hear about that stuff & really didn’t believe it could happen in my lifetime. Now, it’s becoming much clearer to me.


23 posted on 05/22/2008 6:55:35 PM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: alicewonders

The darkness is, indeed, coming, but a renewed earth is right around the bend. You can make book on that.


24 posted on 05/22/2008 7:00:19 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: sionnsar

BTW, Traditional Anglicans — Trinity Church, Bristol, Conn. (est 1754) will celebrate its last Eucharist at its Summer St. church this Sunday. We have been evicted by Bishop Drew Smith, and will meet temporarily at an elementary school in Forrestville under the new name “Holy Trinity Anglican Church.” A pity to have to leave our beautiful English country-style church, but as they say, the church is the people, not the steeple. Keep us in your prayers, dear Freepers.


25 posted on 05/22/2008 7:17:40 PM PDT by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: sionnsar

Regretable that the Vestry’s statement’s starting point is a line from the 1979 Prayer Book rather than Scripture. When Scripture is cited it is only to proof-text the false “gospel” of full acceptance/inclusion.


26 posted on 05/22/2008 7:20:47 PM PDT by lightman (Waiting for Godot and searching for Avignon)
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To: attiladhun2

Jesus told us directly and in plain language what He is going to do:

“It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.”

(Luke 17:28-30)


27 posted on 05/22/2008 7:28:17 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

As did the Apostle Peter:

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority.”

(II Peter 2:1-10)


28 posted on 05/22/2008 7:34:26 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: sionnsar

I thot TEC had declared a moratorium on Sodomite weddings


29 posted on 05/22/2008 7:38:57 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: kaehurowing

A classic example of iPod theology - choose to acknowledge some parts of Scripture, and ignore clear proscriptions against the very thing they claim to be biblical. An abomination!


30 posted on 05/22/2008 7:48:47 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: kaehurowing
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Rector, Wardens and Vestry do declare that, as of June 16, 2008, All Saints Church, Pasadena will treat all couples presenting themselves for the rite of marriage equally.

Really? So if two brothers present themselves, they can be married at this "church"?

What a joke.
31 posted on 05/22/2008 9:25:27 PM PDT by Antoninus (Siblings are the greatest gift parents give their children.)
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To: kaehurowing
From the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church:

CANON 18: Of the Solemnization of Holy Matrimony Sec. 1. Every Member of the Clergy of this Church shall conform to the laws of the State governing the creation of the civil status of marriage, and also to the laws of this Church governing the solemnization of Holy Matrimony. Sec. 2. Before solemnizing a marriage the Member of the Clergy shall have ascertained:

(a) That both parties have the right to contract a marriage according to the laws of the State.

(b) That both parties understand that Holy Matrimony is a physical and spiritual union of a man and a woman, entered into within the community of faith, by mutual consent of heart, mind, and will, and with intent that it be lifelong.

My emphasis. So much for the Canons. Does this mean we can dispense with the Dennis Canon as well?

32 posted on 05/23/2008 7:53:47 AM PDT by RonF
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To: kaehurowing

I’ve posted my last comment on the blog of one Susan Russell, a priest and Senior Associate at this very church. She’s also President of the chief gay-rights advocacy organization within TEC. She has a son in the military who has served in Iraq. I don’t know if she was previously married or if it was a result of some other process.

Anyway, I’m going to be interested to see what her response is. Her blog is http://www.inchatatime.blogspot.com.


33 posted on 05/23/2008 8:13:29 AM PDT by RonF
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To: kaehurowing

Goodbye, Episcopal Church. God has something He wants to say to you...


34 posted on 05/23/2008 9:05:01 AM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: sionnsar

You’ve got mail in about a minute or so from a confused Catholic ( me )


35 posted on 05/23/2008 10:06:00 AM PDT by warsaw44
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36 posted on 05/23/2008 12:24:06 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: kaehurowing
Here we go.

Sodom meet Gomorrah. California is queer heaven, and they'll need all the 'family' lawyers they've got to manage the resulting legal divorces afterward. Male gays are rather notorious for busting up their own personal relationships, and just how the divorce laws will handle their cases should be entertaining, to say the least.

37 posted on 05/23/2008 2:53:10 PM PDT by xJones
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To: windsorknot

Large portions of the State of California will slide off into the Pacific in three........two......... . . . . . .


38 posted on 05/23/2008 2:55:46 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: LiteKeeper
I thot TEC had declared a moratorium on Sodomite weddings

LOL! That's funny. :)

Didn't you hear? Piskies are so enlightened that they don't need quaint, outmoded concepts like logic or consistency anymore. So you see, they can celebrate same-sex "weddings" while keeping the moratorium perfectly intact. "It's a very adult way of living, you know."

Silly rabbit, honesty's for kids.

39 posted on 05/23/2008 11:38:25 PM PDT by Zero Sum (Liberalism: The damage ends up being a thousand times the benefit! (apologies to Rabbi Benny Lau))
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