(BBC) US Episcopal Church approves same-sex blessing service

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Episcopal Church has become the largest US denomination to bless same-sex relationships.

The policy was overwhelmingly approved in a vote at the church's general convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Church officials stressed the new ceremony, which includes prayers and an exchange of vows and rings, was not a same-sex marriage.

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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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Posted July 11, 2012 at 6:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Karen B. wrote:

For the record, this shows up on the main BBC News World Headlines page this morning.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/

Two hours ago, it was a little more prominent (with a picture) but now it is merely a headline & link as other news breaks…

July 11, 7:54 am | [comment link]
2. Sherri2 wrote:

It’s completely disappeared from Yahoo’s “latest news” and on the main news page, it’s fifth story down, no pic. It’s not even news, it’s just the what’s happening now culture, which will be on to something else next week.

July 11, 9:57 am | [comment link]
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