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1 posted on 07/14/2011 1:56:09 PM PDT by NYer
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Uhm, yea. Just stop calling yourself a church however. At least not a Christian church.


2 posted on 07/14/2011 1:57:34 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (I'm called a 'teabagger'? Well, get over here liberal and I'll show you what that means.)
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Bishop Mark Sisk of Manhattan-based Diocese of New York wrote in an letter earlier to clergy about their options for marrying same-sex couples under the law. Sisk said it is his expectation that all the clergy living in committed relationship will seek legal recognition of their partnership with the state of New York.

“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.

Huh?!

3 posted on 07/14/2011 1:58:02 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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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


5 posted on 07/14/2011 2:01:54 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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“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.


6 posted on 07/14/2011 2:04:07 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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Some of the Episcopal Church bishops in New York will require its gay clergy...

No need to read any further.

8 posted on 07/14/2011 2:07:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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Stop living in sin and sanctify the sin?

This is nuts!


9 posted on 07/14/2011 2:07:52 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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How are these people different from Baal worshippers?


10 posted on 07/14/2011 2:08:26 PM PDT by Argus
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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”?


11 posted on 07/14/2011 2:08:39 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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Not only does this bishop approve of same-sex marriage, he wants homosexual clergy to get "married"!

12 posted on 07/14/2011 2:11:17 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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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.


14 posted on 07/14/2011 2:15:46 PM PDT by RichInOC ("ARMAGEDDON!!!" *BOOM!* "And the rodents' red glare...gerbils bursting in air...")
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“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.


18 posted on 07/14/2011 3:25:42 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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““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...

Freegards, thanks for all the pings


21 posted on 07/14/2011 3:58:09 PM PDT by Ransomed
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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.


22 posted on 07/14/2011 5:06:25 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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