Leaders of R. Catholic and Episcopal churches in central Pennsylvania differ on same sex marriage

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The heads of the Catholic and Episcopal churches in south central Pennsylvania on Wednesday struck contrasting reactions to findings of a poll that shows voters would be in favor of approving gay marriage legislation.

The Rev. Joseph McFadden, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, decried the narrow favoring for gay marriage, while the Rev. Nathan Baxter, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania welcomed it as good news.

The Quinnipiac University poll found that Pennsylvanians narrowly favor gay marriage -- 47 percent of voters indicating they would approve gay marriage, and 43 percent opposing it. The poll found greater disparities along religious lines.

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Posted January 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. drummie wrote:

So what is news here?  TEC has proven itself to be totally heretical so why is it a surprise that they support queer coupling?

January 31, 5:56 pm | [comment link]
2. Adam 12 wrote:

When asked to list subjects most on their mind, issues such as this one did not even rate. The economy and jobs are what Pennsylvanians say they are really focused on.

January 31, 8:33 pm | [comment link]
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