Scranton, Penna., Temple performs same-sex marriage ceremony for South Carolina Couple

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Rev. Peter D'Angio, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, said the Episcopal church ruled in 2009 to allow same-sex blessing ceremonies on a national level.

In states that legally recognize gay marriages, episcopal churches are allowed to perform the actual marriage ceremony when the bishop in that district gives the OK, he said.

"I think religion has a part to play in same-sex blessings," the Rev. D'Angio said. "People have the desire for a member of the clergy, whatever religion, to invoke God's blessing on their relationship."

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Posted August 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Ralph wrote:

“‘We want to give her some sort of moral guidelines to live by,’ Naomi said.”

Some sort, indeed. May God help this child to grow in His grace and favor.

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