Greater Cincinnati Area Episcopal priest quits over same sex union blessing issues

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Rev. Stockton Wulsin, pastor of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Evanston, resigned effective Sept. 30.

He told his congregation in a letter dated July 19 - the same day the church's Vestry issued a letter to church members confirming that it had accepted the resignation.

In his letter, which Wulsin said was not intended for the public, the priest cited two reasons for his decision. "The Anglican Communion has been in a state of crisis for several years over the choice of the American Episcopal Church to ordain bishops living in openly homosexual relationships and to pronounce liturgical blessings on people living in same sex relationships."

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)Global South Churches & PrimatesInstruments of UnityLambeth 2008Sexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessings* Christian Life / Church LifeParish MinistryMinistry of the Ordained* TheologyEcclesiology

Posted July 28, 2010 at 6:03 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. MichaelA wrote:

Good to see that yet another member of TEC has the courage to take a public stand. Pray that his witness will have impact, and that the Lord finds him a place where he and his family can continue to minister.

July 28, 9:02 pm | [comment link]
2. Junkyarddawg wrote:

Another man for all seasons; the church’s good servant, but God’s first.  Well done, Fr. Wulsin, for this had to cost you something.  You have sacrificed some measure of security for conscience’s sake, something that others who know better are too timid to risk. Thou art, indeed, a good and faithful servant!

July 28, 9:22 pm | [comment link]
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