(RNS) Reaction mixed to Episcopal Church’s approval of same-sex rites

Posted by Kendall Harmon

But will conservative Episcopalians still be around to debate them?

The diocese of South Carolina's delegation left the General Convention in protest on Wednesday.

"Due to the actions of General Convention, the South Carolina deputation has concluded that we cannot continue with business as usual," the diocese said in a statement. "We all agree that we cannot and will not remain on the floor of the House and act as if all is normal."

On Tuesday, the Rev. Kendall Harmon, the Diocese of South Carolina’s canon theologian, called the approval of same-sex blessings “unbiblical” and “unseemly.”

Read it all.

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

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

1. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

On Wednesday, David Brownlie-Marshall, a spokesman for Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, said: “The Archbishop is not planning to release a statement at this stage.”

Doesn’t that just sum up the problem all the way along?

There is no point to Rowan Williams.

July 11, 9:27 pm | [comment link]
2. Sherri2 wrote:

When anything momentous or contentious occurs, he’s absent.

July 11, 10:18 pm | [comment link]
3. A Senior Priest wrote:

All of this, all, is a direct result of the GC of 1976.

July 12, 1:59 am | [comment link]
4. Jim the Puritan wrote:

And the approval of the phony 1979 Prayer Book which jettisoned the 39 Articles and created a non-Christian baptismal rite, among other things.

July 12, 4:22 pm | [comment link]
Registered members must log in to comment.

Next entry (above): Resolution C029 on Communion for the Unbaptized Passes House of Deputies on a vote by orders

Previous entry (below): The deputation of South Carolina have released a statement this afternoon

Return to blog homepage

Return to Mobile view (headlines)