Article from The State on Same Sex Marriage which includes Quotes from Bishop Andrew Waldo

Posted by Kendall Harmon

“There are certainly members of the church and members of the diocese who believe it is a justice issue, but we have as many who believe that it is a theological issue,” [Upper South Carolina Episcopal Bishop Andrew] Waldo said. “The stand that I’ve taken for a long time is that when Jesus called the disciples to love one another, he also called the disciples to give themselves up for each other.

“The question that I’m asking is, ‘What are we willing to give up for the sake of each other?’”

At the national convention of the Episcopal Church in July, Waldo and other bishops will take up the issue of the blessing of same-sex unions, although Waldo said “there is not going to be a vote that says here is what the church is going to do. It will be for experimentation and contemplation.”

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC BishopsSexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessings* Culture-WatchLaw & Legal IssuesMarriage & FamilyReligion & CultureSexuality--Civil Unions & Partnerships* Economics, PoliticsPolitics in GeneralOffice of the PresidentPresident Barack Obama* South Carolina

Posted May 12, 2012 at 9:00 am

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1. Statmann wrote:

Why would anyone consider Bishop Waldo an authority on Marriage??  His diocese has seen a 41 percent decline in Marriages between 2002 and 2010.  In 2010 for 60 churches there were 101 Marriages; not even two per church.  Statmann

May 12, 8:29 pm | [comment link]
2. David Keller wrote:

To boil down Bp. Waldo’s comments: “Bishop, are you for or against same sex marriage ?”  “Yes”

May 13, 10:54 am | [comment link]

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