(Tulsa World) Oklahoma Episcopal bishop will consult with diocese on same-sex unions

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Oklahoma Episcopal Bishop Edward J. Konieczny will take no action on the Episcopal Church's approval this week of same-sex ceremonies until he meets with state priests and leaders.

The Episcopal Church, which has been a leader in the movement for full inclusion of gays and lesbians, on Tuesday approved an official liturgical rite to bless same-sex unions. The rite includes the exchange of vows and rings but is not being called a marriage ceremony.

"Once I return to Oklahoma, my intention is to gather the diocese, and we will discern together how we will respond to this resolution," Konieczny said.

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Posted July 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Chip Johnson, cj wrote:

Huh.  He voted for the blessed thing…you mean he supports but has no clue about implementation in his own fiefdom.  Oh, yeah, an Episcopal bishop-type.  I just bet he will figure it out, with a little help from his friends.

Kyrie eleison!

July 14, 5:17 pm | [comment link]
2. midwestnorwegian wrote:

Chip - reminds me of when Creighton Robertson returned from GC2003 and told the cathedral congregation:  (paraphrasing) “I don’t believe that I should be able to stand in the way of who the people of the diocese of New Hampshire called to be their bishop”. 

PS:  I hope you are doing well.

July 14, 5:49 pm | [comment link]
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