Controversy surrounds same-sex marriage in the Diocese of Huron

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Several Anglican churches in southern Ontario could abandon their diocese after it passed a contentious motion yesterday that would recognize same-sex unions, an insider says.

A resounding 70 per cent of Anglicans from the Huron Diocese voted in favour of conditionally allowing ministers to bless married, same-sex couples during a gathering in London.

The motion put to the delegates was to ask the presiding bishop to consider authorizing clergy and congregations, comfortable with the idea, to bless a union of two people of the same gender who've already legally married in a civil ceremony.

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Posted May 27, 2008 at 7:49 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Rev. Patti Hale wrote:

“The motion put to the delegates was to ask the presiding bishop to consider authorizing clergy and congregations, comfortable with the idea, to bless a union of two people of the same gender who’ve already legally married in a civil ceremony.”

Once again it is very plain to see the operating view and values of the ‘progressive’ church: if both clergy and laity are “comfortable” with something that makes it the perfect and pleasing will of God. The longing for inclusion seems to mean that Scripture, tradition and reason will bend to what is “comfortable” and not that as disciples of Jesus Christ WE will bend to Scripture, tradition and reason.

May 27, 8:04 am | [comment link]
2. azusa wrote:

The Gafcon folk were right. As AcoC teams up with Tec, the makings of a new post-Christian communion are underway.

May 27, 12:35 pm | [comment link]
3. Cole wrote:

For one who lives in the States, I really wonder who all these people are who went to London.  I would guess that even though they were deciding to leave the historic Christian Faith, a major amount of the others not included thought otherwise.  A big problem with the remaining Christians is that they understand the Scriptures and believe that those who have sinned should not cast the first stone.  Well everyone sins, but the difference is that a minority are trying to rewrite the Scriptures to excuse or bless what is sin rather than to repent for it.  By the time they realize that their clergy went apostate, the diocese or province is lost.

May 27, 1:39 pm | [comment link]
4. Harvey wrote:

Same-sex ceremony = marriage ???  Not in the Bibles setting on my bookshelf.

May 27, 6:53 pm | [comment link]
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