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Same-Sex Weddings To Begin At Washington National Cathedral
Washington Post ^ | January 08, 2013 | Michelle Boorstein

Posted on 01/08/2013 10:51:55 PM PST by Steelfish

Same-Sex Weddings To Begin At Washington National Cathedral

By Michelle Boorstein January 8

Washington National Cathedral — the seat of the Episcopal Church, one of the world’s largest cathedrals and the host of the official prayer service for the presidential inauguration later this month — has decided to start hosting same-sex weddings.

In some ways, the announcement that is expected Wednesday morning is unsurprising for a denomination and a diocese that long ago took up the cause of marriage equality. But the cathedral’s stature and the image of same-sex couples exchanging vows in the soaring Gothic structure visited by a half-million tourists each year is symbolically powerful.

Even though it is known that the Episcopal Church, a small but prominent part of American Christianity, has been supportive of equality for gay men and lesbians, “it’s something for us to say we are going to do this in this very visible space where we pray for the president and where we bury leaders,” said the Rev. Gary Hall, who became dean of Washington National Cathedral in the fall. “This national spiritual space is now a place where [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] people can come and get married.”

As attention, political capital and lobbying dollars have been focused on fights over civil marriage, organized religion has been slow to embrace rights for same-sex couples. The vast majority of houses of worship don’t host blessings or weddings for people of the same gender.

The Episcopal Church, with 2 million members, has been something of an exception, with leadership supporting the ordination of gay clergy and blessings for same-sex couples even as dozens of parishes broke with the denomination over the issue.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ecusa; homosexualagenda; religiousleft; samesexmarriage
It's official. Sodom and Gommarah has come to the US.
1 posted on 01/08/2013 10:52:03 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

National Cathedral my ass.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 10:59:59 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: Steelfish

When I think of all of the funerals of Presidents of the United States that have taken place there — what a desecration of a holy place.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 11:02:49 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: Steelfish

Just begging for judgement.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 11:07:29 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Steelfish
Washington National Cathedral

Not anymore.

5 posted on 01/08/2013 11:08:24 PM PST by marron
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To: Steelfish

Barfity barf barf, barf barf.


6 posted on 01/08/2013 11:08:34 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Didn’t Jesus warn that false teachers would be punished for leading the people astray ?

A lot of clergy are rushing to get on the “down” escalator!


7 posted on 01/08/2013 11:12:53 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Steelfish

Wonderful. Black Masses being performed in the National Cathedral.


8 posted on 01/08/2013 11:13:43 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Steelfish

I say ‘thanks’ to the flipping morons ‘teaching’ our kids. This whole mess is on them. My children were raised in a home where Christ was central - 2 years of college and hey, gay marriage is just like women being able to vote! I kid you not, this is what they are being ‘taught’.

Yep, gay marriage will be viewed in time just as women overcoming the hurdle of being unable to vote.

All the while, idiots yapping about muskberger making a comment about a young woman. We are so upside down it’s no wonder I am sick to my stomach.


9 posted on 01/08/2013 11:21:54 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

This is the ultimate insult to a nation born in Christian ideals. But the again we have a twice elected President who declared that American is not a Christian nation.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 11:27:16 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

“It’s official. Sodom and Gomorrah has come to the US.”

Could not have put it better!

What a statement it is to use the National Cathedral for gay weddings. Don’t think for a second that both God and the Devil do not see the significance of such a demonstrably evil occurrence and such a divisive spit in the face to God and to those moral people who seek to serve and love Him!

Mel


11 posted on 01/08/2013 11:37:37 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Steelfish

Well, that’s the frosting on the cake. I’d say America deserves whatever it gets.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 12:47:39 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: Steelfish

Those Piskies sure know how to grown their sect!!


13 posted on 01/09/2013 1:30:30 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Steelfish

Blasphemy. It is what it is.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 1:38:19 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Steelfish

May the Lord have mercy on us all since we do the most stupid, evil things. We do them and think we’re awesome.

What a disaster.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 1:58:41 AM PST by grimalkin (Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. Friedman)
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To: grimalkin

Seems that this kind of development was predicted a few years ago . . .

Mark 13:14 (KJV)

But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judæa flee to the mountains:


16 posted on 01/09/2013 5:35:59 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Steelfish

The Episcopal Church is full of “academics” who are full of themselves. - People who decide they’re smarter than God and can decide for themselves on every matter with no respect for the written Word of God (except where THEY decide it’s “logical”) are “full of themselves” and, hence, blustering clouds filled with wind, but no water for the thirsty.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 5:43:40 AM PST by Twinkie (The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. Ps. 24:1)
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To: Steelfish

This is not something I think is wise- but Ok. We don’t know the day or the hour that Jesus comes to us- but this tells me to get really, really, really ready.

I am praying for the people who enter into this arena to publicly fight God. I know they don’t know what they are doing. I know that they do not fear God. I know they are not doing this out of love for their brothers and sisters, but out of rebellion.

Hey- good luck with that to all the players. Praying God is swift and clear and brings peace to our country.

What Satan means for evil, will be used for good somehow. Genesis 50:20. “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”


18 posted on 01/09/2013 5:54:30 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: BlessedBeGod; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ..
When I think of all of the funerals of Presidents of the United States that have taken place there — what a desecration of a holy place.

That's the first thing I thought of as well. This is so sickening and appalling to me... I barely recognized this country anymore.

19 posted on 01/09/2013 9:05:38 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: BlessedBeGod; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ..
When I think of all of the funerals of Presidents of the United States that have taken place there — what a desecration of a holy place.

That's the first thing I thought of as well. This is so sickening and appalling to me... I barely recognized this country anymore.

20 posted on 01/09/2013 9:06:44 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: nutmeg

Maybe this is what the Mayans prediction was all about. Not a planet killer asteroid or natural disaster. Some said it was a different age we will start.


21 posted on 01/09/2013 9:58:30 AM PST by USAF80
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To: nutmeg

When I think of all of the funerals of Presidents of the United States that have taken place there — what a desecration of a holy place.

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That’s the first thing I thought of as well. This is so sickening and appalling to me... I barely recognized this country anymore.

%%%
Amen! Prayers up.


22 posted on 01/09/2013 10:33:06 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Steelfish

I’m waiting for them to do the first man/animal marriage... or bother/sister ‘marriage’ ... What’s to stop them? It’s all equal, right?


23 posted on 01/09/2013 4:04:11 PM PST by GOPJ (Obama GAVE guns to Mexican drug lords...Now he wants to TAKE our guns? It's wrong.)
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To: Steelfish

To think, 8 and a half years ago this was the place that held the memorial service for the great Ronald Reagan.


24 posted on 01/09/2013 4:16:21 PM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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