(CEN) The Episcopal Church endorses temporary local option on same-sex blessings

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Supporters of the resolution have hailed the vote as a victory for “justice” and “inclusion” while critics charge the church has turned its back on the undivided witness of the universal church. However, one deputy noted the vote was more symbolic than practical.

The Archdeacon of Albany (New York) the Ven. David Collum told the convention that the “resolution would not change what is happening on the ground.” Those who support gay blessings and gay marriage are already using these rites, while those who opposed gay blessings as un-Scriptural will never use these rites.”

“What will happen is that more will leave the Episcopal Church,” he said, adding that “this really is about the majority wielding power – saying ‘we don’t care’ to the minority.”

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Posted July 20, 2012 at 8:25 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. SC blu cat lady wrote:

I don’t subscribe but Ven. David Collum is correct. What the majority is saying to everyone else is indeed “we don’t care”.  Simple, straightforward, and honest.  Lets end the dishonesty once and for all.  These people who don’t care about the rest of us simply need to get up and leave the Church. That is my honest statement to them.

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