NW Penna. Bishop Will Bless Same Sex Unions if General Convention 2012 gives the Go Ahead

Posted by Kendall Harmon

"We anticipate that the church will approve a rite for blessing same-gender relationships," the Right Rev. Sean Rowe, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, said.

If, as Rowe expects, the Episcopal Church's General Convention approves a trial use of the liturgical rite, the Erie-based bishop said he'll set up a process for it in his 13-county diocese.

"I do plan to authorize same-gender blessings in this diocese," Rowe said in a letter to members before the convention.

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