Royal Wedding bishop Michael Curry condemns exclusion of same-sex couples

Mar 18, 2019 by

by Nick Duffy, Pink News: Bishop Michael Curry, who delivered the sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, has criticised exclusion of same-sex spouses from an Anglican gathering. The 2020 Lambeth Conference, which will bring together Anglican bishops and their spouses from across the world, has been facing criticism after Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby banned same-sex spouses from attending. The decision has sparked anger in the US Episcopal Church, after New York...

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Episcopal Bishops hear call to Evangelize even as Church faces Inevitable Demise

Mar 18, 2019 by

by David W Virtue, DD, Virtueonline: The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops met in Kanuga, NC this past week in an attempt to put lipstick on a pig. Michael Curry’s much ballyhooed “way of love”, an advance certainly on Frank Griswold’s Circle Dance of Dispossession, and other Sufi ramblings, saw the HOB get an evangelical wakeup call from two speakers, who would, in times past, have been shown the door, not invited in. The first was a woman bishop from the...

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“Mind of the House” resolution from TEC bishops on gay spouses dis-invitation to Lambeth 2020

Mar 17, 2019 by

from Anglican Ink: The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church met in retreat at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC. At their March 15 business meeting, they adopted the following Mind of the House Resolution and received a statement from the Bishops’ Spouses Planning Group which follows the bishops’ statement: Bishops gathered at the Spring 2019 meeting of the House of Bishops are aggrieved and distressed by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s decision to exclude same sex spouses of...

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Bishops consider response to Lambeth decision not to invite same-sex spouses to 2020 gathering

Mar 15, 2019 by

by Mary Frances Schjonberg, ENS: The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops spent time on March 14 in both open and closed sessions considering how to respond to the decision to exclude same-sex spouses from the 2020 Lambeth Conference of bishops. “We are not avoiding it. We are being prayerful, thoughtful, strategic about what is the loving action for us,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry told Episcopal News Service after the closed session ended. “We as a house are now thinking and considering...

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New York bishops respond to gay spouse snub from Lambeth

Mar 2, 2019 by

from Anglican Ink: To Our Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Diocese of New York, Many of you will have learned by now that Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has invited all active bishops in the communion, including gay bishops, to attend the 2020 Lambeth Conference. That is a positive development, since that was not true of the last Lambeth in 2008, when Bishop Gene Robinson was pointedly not invited to attend and participate. However, we are alarmed that at the same time he has said...

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Selective Discipline

Feb 14, 2019 by

by Bishop FitzSimons Allison, The Living Church (Hat Tip VOL) Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s response to Bishop William Love’s refusal to authorize same-sex marriages in the Diocese of Albany was to say that those “who have taken vows to obey the doctrine, discipline, and worship of the Episcopal Church must act in ways that reflect and uphold the discernment and decisions of the General Convention of the Church” [TLC, Dec. 2]. When Bishop Love took this oath, the...

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