In the Diocese of Oklahoma, a Committee is formed to assess a same-sex rites plan

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A committee has been formed to create recommendations for how Oklahoma Episcopalians will respond to a same-sex liturgical blessing approved by the Episcopal Church USA earlier this year.

The Rt. Rev. Edward Konieczny, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, said he created the committee of clergy and lay people to ensure that Episcopal parishioners across the state have a say in how the same-sex rites are administered in the diocese. The committee is set to meet for the first time in a retreat Friday through Dec. 15....

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

1. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

I love how these bishops in more conservative states are suddenly taking no personal responsibility on any of these. They are punting and allowing the locals to basically set the policy.

December 11, 10:16 am | [comment link]
2. MichaelA wrote:

Archer, you’ve nailed it.  So many bishops doing their best to pass the hot potato sold to them by General Convention, before it burns them!

ACNA seems to have a small presence in Oklahoma.  It will be interesting to see if this boosts it.

December 11, 6:51 pm | [comment link]
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