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FAMOUS CHURCH'S BELLS TO RING FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES
AP ^ | January 9, 2013 | BRETT ZONGKER

Posted on 01/09/2013 3:51:25 PM PST by NYer

(AP) -- The Washington National Cathedral had been ready to embrace same-sex marriage for some time, though it took a series of recent events and a new leader for the prominent, 106-year-old church to announce Wednesday that it would begin hosting such nuptials.

The key development came last July when the Episcopal Church approved a ceremony for same-sex unions at its General Convention in Indianapolis, followed by the legalization of gay marriage in Maryland, which joined the District of Columbia. The national church made a special allowance for marriage ceremonies in states where gay marriage is legal.

Longtime same-sex marriage advocate the Very Rev. Gary Hall took over as the cathedral's dean in October. Conversations began even before he arrived to clear the way for the ceremonies at the church that so often serves as a symbolic house of prayer for national celebrations and tragedies.

The Episcopal bishop of Washington, the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, authorized use of the new marriage rite in December for 89 congregations in D.C. and Maryland. Each priest then decides whether to marry same-sex couples.

The cathedral's congregation and leadership include many gays and lesbians. The church was just waiting for the right moment and the right leader.

"This was something that was brewing in the cathedral. We were really waiting for him," Budde told The Associated Press. "It would have been inconceivable for the Cathedral to call somebody who was not in favor of full equality for gay and lesbian people."

Hall, a former rector at churches in Michigan, Pennsylvania and California and a seminary dean in Chicago, had been a leader in developing liturgical rites for same-sex blessings in the Episcopal Church. Budde said Hall was a catalyst for change in the church's marriage tradition.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Philosophy; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: ecusa; episcopal; homosexualagenda; protestant; religiousleft

The Episcopal bishop of Washington, the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, authorized use of the new marriage rite in December for 89 congregations in D.C. and Maryland.
1 posted on 01/09/2013 3:51:28 PM PST by NYer
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To: NYer
>"FAMOUS CHURCH'S BELLS TO RING FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES Doom of Our Nation!
2 posted on 01/09/2013 3:53:55 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: NYer
This country is in for a rude awakening.
God will not be mocked.
3 posted on 01/09/2013 3:55:00 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: NYer

What does God or the Bible have to do with the church anyway?


4 posted on 01/09/2013 3:56:36 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (Common sense is the first casualty of a depraved mind.)
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To: NYer; All

Next up............FAMOUS CHURCH’S BELLS TO RING FOR MARRIAGE OF ANIMALS AND HUMANS.

It is so hard to watch the times we live in these days.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 3:58:25 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: NYer

The episcopal corporation has long since quit being a Christian church so this is not surprising.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 4:00:27 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

I wonder if they are prepared for the consequences?


7 posted on 01/09/2013 4:00:49 PM PST by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: NYer

Perhaps God in His kindness will send one more warning in the form of another DC earthquake, but a bit stronger than the one which put the cracks in the Washington Monument.

Perhaps this next one will start those bell ringing wildly on their own...just before they & the bell tower come crashing down.

“TAKE A HINT THIS TIME!”, booms the voice from the heavens.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 4:01:20 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Someone once asked The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE". And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

God has a cure for homosexuals.
9 posted on 01/09/2013 4:03:04 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: NYer

Didn’t this cathedral suffer a little previous earthquake damage or was that the Washington Monument at its top?


10 posted on 01/09/2013 4:03:15 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: NYer

Just rip out the pages of the Bible that don’t jive with the gay approval and dress a liberal in the robes of a hypocrite and presto...


11 posted on 01/09/2013 4:11:35 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: NYer
Washington DC, the 2013 version of Sodom and Gomorrah.
12 posted on 01/09/2013 4:13:13 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: NYer

Say goodbye to Holy Matrimony and say hello to evil sodomony.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 4:18:52 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: NYer

14 posted on 01/09/2013 4:31:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Yosemitest

Is that the beast and the false prophet I see? It should include all of their followers as well. Being deceived should be the worst thing to fear, since we seem to be particularly susceptible to it. Evil always appears good on the surface, unless someone is completely sold to it. Either way, God expects us to see beyond the surface, and good does not always have a good surface appearance either, by the way. But we make our choices, and I know there is some part of us that truly sees beyond these contrivances, and understands our choices.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 4:32:09 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (Common sense is the first casualty of a depraved mind.)
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To: tflabo

Washington Monument. Brimstone and fire to strike cathedral on day of first gay marriage ;-)


16 posted on 01/09/2013 4:42:03 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

Sometimes I wonder why I’ve lived so long to see what I’ve seen.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 4:44:24 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: NYer

When will the bells ring for same-sex triples? When will they ring for _______?


18 posted on 01/09/2013 4:53:28 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: NYer
Maybe we should get the gay marriage people to fight with the separation of church and state people by questioning the appropriateness of having a "national cathedral" in the first place?

Think about it... how can a good liberal be intellectually consistent in demanding gay marriages in a state-sponsored Episcopal church? Shouldn't they be demanding that we abolish a "national cathedral" altogether? Doesn't the wall of separation demand that the government not recognize one denomination's church above all others as the nation's church?

Shouldn't we rotate the state funerals across all churches, synagogues, mosques, and non-religious courthouses as each death occurs? Then, the good liberals can demand that these same churches, synagogues, and mosques also perform gay marriages, too!

-PJ

19 posted on 01/09/2013 4:57:57 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
The followers will follow in the Third Resurrection.
Many will be deceived into believing "the Lie".
20 posted on 01/09/2013 5:13:21 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: NYer
The Episcopal bishop of Washington, the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde,

The new face of Sodom and Gomorrah

The great falling away;


21 posted on 01/09/2013 5:18:40 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Me too. I’m 72 and can’t believe the stuff I’m seeing. Worse, I have been an Episcopalian since 1967 and am thoroughly disgusted with my church. I guess you could say I’m a lapsed Episcopalian because I no longer attend mass or contribute to my parish in any way. The only reason I remain a member is because my son and grandson are members, misguided though they may be.


22 posted on 01/09/2013 5:56:05 PM PST by wayoverthehill
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To: NYer

The guy looks like a perv, himself.


23 posted on 01/09/2013 7:13:03 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: NYer

“The national church made a special allowance for marriage ceremonies in states where gay marriage is legal.”

Think about how limp-wristed this is. They are such slaves to the state that they won’t marry someone in states that don’t give their permission. “Sorry Dave and Andrew. Even though our faith believes you are able to be married, our state doesn’t. And it make the calls for us in these matters, tough luck.” That might be more insane than accepting ‘gay marriage’ itself.

Freegards, thanks for all the pings on FR


24 posted on 01/09/2013 7:26:20 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: NYer; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; HerrBlucher; mgist; raptor22; victim soul; ...
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25 posted on 01/09/2013 7:28:13 PM PST by narses
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To: NYer
Longtime same-sex marriage advocate the Very Rev. Morally Devoid Gary Hall took over as the cathedral's dean in October. Conversations began even before he arrived to clear the way for the ceremonies at the church that so often serves as a symbolic house of prayer for national celebrations and tragedies.

Now it will serve as a symbolic house of prayer to Sodom for local celebrations of depraved homosexual sex practitioners.

It is not coincidental that the morally depraved collectivists that worship Sodom also promote the murder of innocents through abortion and tirelessly promote and construct the Tower of Babel known as big government.

26 posted on 01/09/2013 7:41:34 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: NYer

That building in your photo looks like a haunted mansion in a theme park.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 7:48:11 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: NYer

there are conservative episcopal or anglican churches in the DC area

http://www.anglicandoma.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=169069

our family started attending Anglican Network churches here in Canada


28 posted on 01/09/2013 8:38:29 PM PST by Angel Martin (where are we going, and why are we riding in this handbasket?)
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To: ColdOne

Next up............FAMOUS CHURCH’S BELLS TO RING FOR MARRIAGE OF ANIMALS AND HUMANS.

And scared and sad 3 year old children~


29 posted on 01/09/2013 8:43:33 PM PST by Isabel2010
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To: BwanaNdege; tflabo; NYer
Actually, both the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral were damaged by the earthquake.

Earthquake Damages Washington National Cathedral

30 posted on 01/10/2013 8:31:46 AM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: NYer

What would Henry VIII say about his church now?


31 posted on 01/10/2013 5:36:55 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: YankeeReb
1john 2:19 says they never did belong to Christ.and Heb 6:4-6 says it is impossible to restore.I wonder if these people really read the word of GOD?
32 posted on 01/10/2013 10:27:36 PM PST by primrose (PRIMROSE)
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