(ENS) General Convention PBLCM Committee hears testimony on same-gender blessings liturgies

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Nearly 40 people testified July 7 on General Convention Resolution A049 to Authorize Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships.

Those testifying alternated between proponents and opponents of the resolution, but supporters outnumbered opponents, at least six of whom came from the Diocese of Central Florida.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)General Convention --Gen. Con. 2012Sexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessings

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1. c.r.seitz wrote:

Was the required supermajority achieved in the HOB? I take it the question has been raised.

July 8, 10:39 am | [comment link]
2. BlueOntario wrote:

“When beliefs create a culture of death … beliefs need to change,” he said.

Speaking of cultures of death, Jesus said it’s better to cut one’s hands off or pluck one’s eyes out than keep sinning, or to drown oneself than to lead children astray. So bitter, so hard on holiness, that Redeemer.

July 8, 11:44 am | [comment link]
3. David Keller wrote:

May I also assume Mr. Huck is also against the abortion culture of death?

July 8, 2:18 pm | [comment link]
4. Teatime2 wrote:

God help me, I had to respond to that “meme” comment. I had to edit it a few times to get it in a form that has the slightest chance of passing their moderation, lol, but I suspect that by calling the “culture of death” remark hyperbolic, my comment probably won’t see the light of day.

July 8, 2:52 pm | [comment link]
5. Ralph wrote:

#4, there is a “meme” comment there, so maybe you made it through.

There’s a wonderfully authoritative-sounding comment advocating the thoroughly-discredited Boswell stuff.

Another commenter informs us, “There is nothing in the canonical gospels where Jesus opposes same sex relationships.” I’m sure he also knows that Jesus doesn’t speak against rape, either.

They seem to be missing the point that before the resolution can pass:
1. TEC needs a written doctrine stating that homosexual practice isn’t sinful.
2. TEC needs to change the Consititution and Canons, and the BCP to allow same-sex “marriage”.

The trial rites aren’t about blessing a simple friendship. It’s all about promoting homosexual practice, and the language is clearly that of marriage.

July 8, 4:01 pm | [comment link]
6. Teatime2 wrote:

#5 Ralph, Wow, I did! Frankly, I’m surprised!

July 8, 6:19 pm | [comment link]
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