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US Episcopalians celebrate defeat of Defense of Marriage Act
Spero News ^ | 6/26/2013 | Martin Barillas

Posted on 06/26/2013 4:46:25 PM PDT by markomalley

The bells at the National Cathedral of the Episcopal Church of the United States, located in Washington DC, pealed for an hour at noon on June 26 following the decision of the Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. Bells tolled at other places of Christian worship, including those of other Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Unitarian and other Christian churches.
 
The National Cathedral, which has seen numerous solemn occasions in American history, has also scheduled a prayer service for male and female homosexuals, bisexuals, transgenders and their families for the evening of June 26.
 
The dean of the cathedral, Rev. Gary Hall said in a statement that the Supreme Court's decision rang his bells. He said that his church is glad “to celebrate the extension of federal marriage equality to all the same-sex couples modeling God’s love in lifelong covenants.” He added that the ruling should make Christian embrace same-sex marriage. 
 
The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of the US, Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori released a statement about the court's decision, saying "The Episcopal Church is presently engaged in a period of study and dialogue about the nature of Christian marriage.  This work is moving forward, with faithful people of many different perspectives seeking together to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit.  However, our Church has taken the position that neither federal nor state governments should create constitutional prohibitions that deny full civil rights and protections to gay and lesbian persons, including those available to different-sex couples through the civic institution of marriage."
 
Accordingly, I welcome today’s decision of the United States Supreme Court that strikes down the 17-year-old law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex civil marriages granted by the states.  The unmistakable movement toward civil marriage equality in the states over the past decade reflects the will of the people in those states to grant equal rights and dignity under the law to all married couples and families, and today’s decision will appropriately allow those families to be recognized under federal law as well.  At the same time, the Court’s withholding of judgment on the ultimate constitutional question of whether a state may ban same-sex marriage reflects the fact that this conversation will continue to evolve in coming years." 


TOPICS: Mainline Protestant; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: ecusa; fancydressfairies; fauxchristians; fdrq; gaychurch; homosexualagenda; religiousleft

1 posted on 06/26/2013 4:46:25 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

No church that condones homosexuality is in any way Christian. End of story.


2 posted on 06/26/2013 4:48:15 PM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: markomalley

Wow, that’s a big surprise from the faux catholics.


3 posted on 06/26/2013 4:50:02 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: markomalley

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of the US, Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori released a statement ......


I bet she’s a lesbian.


4 posted on 06/26/2013 4:52:38 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: markomalley

They have ruined a beautiful ritual that meant much to generations of people. Shame on them.


5 posted on 06/26/2013 4:56:18 PM PDT by MHT
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To: MHT

Another soulless faux religion.


6 posted on 06/26/2013 4:58:11 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: markomalley

I’m sorry, but Episcopalians are really creepy.


7 posted on 06/26/2013 5:09:35 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: markomalley

Considering the Espicopal Church is directly connected to the Anglicans of the UK should we really be surprised?

Since the UK is leading the West into the abyss of destruction so why expect anything less?


8 posted on 06/26/2013 5:10:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: markomalley

Sad that this is happening. Woe to this church.

God doesn’t like it.


9 posted on 06/26/2013 5:12:43 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

NOT this one.


10 posted on 06/26/2013 5:14:44 PM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: markomalley
delenda est...
11 posted on 06/26/2013 5:14:59 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Lucifer has done an excellent job of replacing faith with humanism....

Of course, he’s done an even better job of convincing the world that he doesn’t even exist.

Stealth destruction of the Church....Brings to mind Matthew 24.

We were warned.


12 posted on 06/26/2013 5:15:52 PM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: markomalley

Big Religion continues to marginalize itself.


13 posted on 06/26/2013 5:16:28 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: noiseman

Yeah, but they have pretty buildings.


14 posted on 06/26/2013 5:18:10 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: markomalley

Yes, all the perverts celebrate perversity.


15 posted on 06/26/2013 5:21:02 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: markomalley

This should certainly go a ways toward identifying the pagan “temples” that try to fly under the color of Christianity.


16 posted on 06/26/2013 5:25:39 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: markomalley

Episcopalian “church”= heretics and blasphemers.


17 posted on 06/26/2013 5:31:21 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: GenXteacher

Another “Seinfeld” Church - A Church about nothing.


18 posted on 06/26/2013 5:32:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

That church in question is dead.


19 posted on 06/26/2013 5:35:58 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Except in this case the Episcopalians are ahead of the Anglicans in the race to the abyss.
20 posted on 06/26/2013 5:57:53 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: markomalley

“...discern the movement of the Holy Spirit”.... Really?
Try the Scripture, which the church long ago apparently selectively separated themselves from. Absolutely explains how far off the path.

The church also takes a political stand on this... since when does Scripture inform that.


21 posted on 06/26/2013 5:58:21 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: kaehurowing

Almost Unitarians.... zero commit, made up Scripture. A “whatever” belief. Pop crap.


22 posted on 06/26/2013 5:59:25 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: markomalley
"For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths."
2 Timothy 4:3-4, ESV
23 posted on 06/26/2013 6:32:53 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: markomalley; Mad Dawg

A confirmation, as it were, of their descent through the nine levels...


24 posted on 06/26/2013 7:22:17 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: markomalley

What is this episcopalians?


25 posted on 06/26/2013 7:36:53 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

They are a left-wing pseudo religious group that basically worships homosexuality. Another belief is that the Gospel has been replaced by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, which even the U.N. doesn’t really believe in any more. Their “presiding bishop” believes Jesus is a woman (she prays to “Mother Jesus”), and she recently preached a sermon that it is a blessing to be demonically possessed. A totally whacked out cult.


26 posted on 06/26/2013 9:01:42 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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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!

27 posted on 06/26/2013 9:23:04 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: John S Mosby
“...discern the movement of the Holy Spirit”.... Really?

Oh, it is a spirit alright, but a zeitgeist (spirit of the age) which is of the spiritus malignos ilk rebuked in the St. Michael prayer.

28 posted on 06/26/2013 9:26:44 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: noiseman

Another church that changed to a cult.


29 posted on 06/27/2013 5:06:06 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: lightman

Pastor, when will the Episcopols and and ELCA can the traditional celebrations and just recognize “Festivus”?


30 posted on 06/27/2013 5:07:46 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

no, the UK is not leading, this was started by the Netherlands. We just see the UK’s fall as we are anglophone


31 posted on 06/27/2013 8:05:51 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Cronos

I’ve read way too much where the UK takes the lead on various government and social movements and the US government adopts it.


32 posted on 06/27/2013 8:07:49 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: MarkBsnr
Noi siam venuti al loco ov'i' t'ho detto
che tu vedrai le genti dolorose
c'hanno perduto il ben de l'intelletto

I watched this with naive and unbelieving trust -- trust that the church of my mother and the community in which I grew up could not possibly be so dead set against reason, tradition, and truth.

For all that I am sorrowful over their embracing so readily (and so dishonestly) what all the Christian world (or very nearly) rejected, I am even more astounded that now they have thrown admission to Holy Communion open to all, even to the unbaptized!

What Justin Martyr, what Saint Paul took as given, that the Blessed Sacrament was too great to be trifled with, that they exuberantly ignore in the name of hospitality, while they feed the consecrated Bread to dogs and pour the Precious Wine in the flower bed.

And in spite of that, some still pretend to be "catholic." But it is all of a piece. The proper use of the reason is to perceive the Truth; and the proper use of the will is to walk in the ways of Truth.

But all this means nothing to the new Episcopal Church. They see truth as their property, while we rightly belong to Him.

So, once again and still and forever, truth is chained, scourged, mocked, and killed in the sweaty couches of pagans and sodomites.

It is sad, but not surprising.

33 posted on 06/27/2013 11:18:50 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: Mad Dawg

I mourn with you.

It is not of the intellect, but of the whim. It is not of reason, but emotion. It is not of the ages, but of the moment.

It is the worship of the god in the mirror.


34 posted on 06/27/2013 2:43:55 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: MarkBsnr
It is the worship of the god in the mirror.

Yes. That is what it ends up being.

35 posted on 06/27/2013 5:48:45 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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