Uhm, yea. Just stop calling yourself a church however. At least not a Christian church.
This is an especially high priority for clergy vowed to pattern (our) live(s) in accordance with the teachings of Christ, so that (we) may be (a) wholesome example(s) to all people, wrote Sisk.
So “priests in this “religion” can take it up the arse as long as they are married?
What a great “bishop “this “religion” has. /s
“to put a timeline on a couple’s readiness for the sacramental rite of marriage when that has never been available to them before seems arbitrary and unpastoral,
Recognizing what is a sacramental rite does not seem to be an Episcopalean strong point.
No need to read any further.
Stop living in sin and sanctify the sin?
This is nuts!
How are these people different from Baal worshippers?
Presume by “preparing” they mean buying more fuschia, magenta, and rainbow garments...and having the organist practicing “YMCA” , “It’s Raining Men”, and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”?
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Not only does this bishop approve of same-sex marriage, he wants homosexual clergy to get "married"!
Good news and bad news, my brothers and sisters of the other persuasion.
The good news is now you’re just like everybody else.
The bad news is...now you’re just like everybody else.
“that clergy living in same-gender relationships in the Diocese of Long Island must either marry within nine months of the new law being implemented or live separately.”
Hmmm. The gays should have been a little more careful what they wished for.
I’ve also heard that certain insurance cos in NY are talking about not covering “domestic partnerships” anymore, insisting on marriage. Of course, the gays are fighting it, but I think they are on the losing end here.
“For the gay and lesbian clergy of this Diocese who are living in domestic partnerships or civil unions, I hereby grant a grace period of nine months from the effective date of the New York State Law permitting same-gender marriages for those relationships to be regularized either by the exchange of vows in marriage or the living apart of said couples, said Provenzano in the letter.”
If they believe that “gay marriage” is possible, why didn’t they require their clergy in “relationships” to marry before the state recognized “gay marriage”? Suddenly the state says it’s OK so know they require it?! Man, I don’t know about anyone else, but I wouldn’t belong to a faith that takes its moral direction only when the state says it’s OK to do so...
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I predict the next step for the Episcopal Church will be to welcome pedophiles. It only makes sense. These people cannot “help” how they think and feel about the world around them, it’s simply “genetic” ... and they need to be loved too. Nothing like belonging to an “anything you want to do goes” church ... boy am I glad I left that stinking mess behind. I’m ashamed now I was ever a part of it.