Episcopal Bishops miss truth about Dallas killings

Jul 11, 2016 by

by David Virtue, VOL: A number of episcopal bishops, including the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop, have come out with responses to the recent killings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas. Their statements border on the pathetic and inadequate, hiding behind pious platitudes and calls for unity, glossed over with vague prayers for reconciliation. The Bishop of Dallas, George Sumner, said there were no easy answers, just the need to stand together and pray for the welfare of the city...

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Episcopal Church leaders urge support for transgender rights

Jul 4, 2016 by

by Michael Curry and Gay Jennings, Anglican Ink: Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: We all know that some things in holy Scripture can be confusing, hard to understand, or open to various ways of understanding. But some essential teachings are clear and incontrovertible. Jesus tells us to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves, and he tells us over and over again not to be afraid (Matthew 10:31, Mark 5:36, Luke 8:50, John 14:27). There’s no confusion about what Jesus is telling...

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US bishop to clergy: You don’t need my permission for same-sex marriages

Jun 10, 2016 by

by Mark Woods, Christian Today: A US Episcopal Church bishop has given the go-ahead to priests in his diocese to conduct same-sex marriages without asking his permission first. The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, Rt Rev Brian Seage, announced the move in a letter to churches. He said: “This significant modification of our former Diocesan policy means that parishes and missions are no longer required to engage in a process of discernment and study, culminating with formal...

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TEC going to Lambeth 2020

Jun 10, 2016 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The bishops of the Episcopal Church will be invited to attend the 2020 Lambeth Conference and will not suffer meaningful consequences for introducing same-sex marriage rites.  In conversation with the leader of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury outlined what the long term consequences would be for churches that defied the Communion ban on gay marriage. If the sanctions applied to the SEC, if it adopts gay marriage rites, are applied to...

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Lesbian Episcopal Priest Condemned for Saying LGBT Mov’t Is Central to Christianity

Jun 6, 2016 by

by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post: A lesbian Episcopal priest who believes queerness is central to the Christian tradition and has published a book that claims “queer and trans experience has vast potential to help the church be the church,” is being condemned by a theologian for turning “the sin of Satan into a virtue.” “We queers exist, and many of us have lives and sensibilities that don’t fit neatly into heteronormative constructs. And honestly,...

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Nigeria diocese severs link with Liverpool over same-sex blessings bishop

Jun 5, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The leader of worldwide evangelical Anglican Christians has accused the Church of England of “normalising” the “false teaching” of the US Episcopal Church over gay marriage. Archbishop of Nigeria Nicholas Okoh, chairman of the Global South orthodox Anglican group Gafcon, says a “line has been crossed” with the appointment of an American bishop who supports blessing same-sex unions to a post in the Liverpool diocese. The...

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