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    Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

    It looks like some Christians don't see a problem with approving of same sex marriage. I wonder how many will say this just 'proves' Episcopalians aren't 'real' Christians

    Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

    SALT LAKE CITY — Episcopalians have voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

    The vote came Wednesday in Salt Lake City at the denomination's national assembly. The measure passed by an overwhelming margin in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay people at the meeting. The day before, the House of Bishops had approved the resolution, 129-26 with five abstaining.
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    Oh, you don't wonder at all; you hope they will. That's the real purpose of this OP.

    And all it "proves" is that you know very little about the Episcopal Church and what's been going on since the late '80's and early '90's. Pro-tip: Google " Bishop Spong." This decision is no surprise at all.

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    Re: Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    It looks like some Christians don't see a problem with approving of same sex marriage. I wonder how many will say this just 'proves' Episcopalians aren't 'real' Christians
    Christians in name only. If you don't adhere to scripture, you're a fake. The Bible wasn't meant to be redefined or rewritten...only reread.
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
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    Re: Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Oh, you don't wonder at all; you hope they will. That's the real purpose of this OP.

    And all it "proves" is that you know very little about the Episcopal Church and what's been going on since the late '80's and early '90's. Pro-tip: Google " Bishop Spong." This decision is no surprise at all.
    And Google "Bishop Gene Robinson" while he's at it. He was the first elected openly gay Episcopalian Bishop. Right here in New Hampshire.

    This ruling is as surprising as the fact that I woke up this morning.
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    Re: Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

    Several months ago I attended a family baptism at an Episcopal church. I've been occasionally attending services there for over 25 years. The rector, whoever it was, has always been a woman. The parish is very welcoming, and I love it, and it has always been exceedingly "gay-friendly." I can't imagine anybody being surprised by this decision--certainly not anybody who is aware of the schism in the Episcopal Church.

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    Re: Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

    Proud of my church. Although, I'm pretty sure some Episcopal Churches have already been doing this for a while.
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    Re: Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Christians in name only. If you don't adhere to scripture, you're a fake. The Bible wasn't meant to be redefined or rewritten...only reread.
    LOL, I'm pretty sure your church doctrine doesn't adhere to the letter of the scripture and I know you don't. Your church adheres to its interpretation of it, same as the Episcopal church.

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    Re: Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Several months ago I attended a family baptism at an Episcopal church. I've been occasionally attending services there for over 25 years. The rector, whoever it was, has always been a woman. The parish is very welcoming, and I love it, and it has always been exceedingly "gay-friendly." I can't imagine anybody being surprised by this decision--certainly not anybody who is aware of the schism in the Episcopal Church.
    Episcopalian Bishops have had the right to allow SSM in their churches since 2009.
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    Re: Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    LOL, I'm pretty sure your church doctrine doesn't adhere to the letter of the scripture and I know you don't. Your church adheres to its interpretation of it, same as the Episcopal church.
    Oh, goody. Let's make this another divisive thread with personal comments. There aren't enough already.

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    Re: Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Marriage in Churches

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Several months ago I attended a family baptism at an Episcopal church. I've been occasionally attending services there for over 25 years. The rector, whoever it was, has always been a woman. The parish is very welcoming, and I love it, and it has always been exceedingly "gay-friendly." I can't imagine anybody being surprised by this decision--certainly not anybody who is aware of the schism in the Episcopal Church.
    I'm not surprised. MY Mil is a closet Liberal who was married to an extreme Conservative until his recent death. She's an Episcopalian who can give communion.
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

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