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U.S. Episcopal Church approves blessing of gay unions
« on: July 11, 2012, 08:09:44 AM »
http://news.yahoo.com/u-episcopal-church-approves-blessing-gay-unions-021752618.html

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church on Tuesday approved a liturgy for clergy to use in blessing same-sex unions, including gay marriages in states where they are legal, becoming the largest U.S. religious denomination to approve such a ritual.

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Re: U.S. Episcopal Church approves blessing of gay unions
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 01:54:51 PM »
The Orthodox Church may wish to consider no longer acting as an element of the state authority in those states where "same-sex marriage" is legal.

In other words, the priests would not sign state-issued marriage licenses.

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Re: U.S. Episcopal Church approves blessing of gay unions
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 05:46:24 PM »
So ECUSA has only made official what they've been doing unofficially for 20 years.  Yawn.

Result--more people leaving ECUSA and ECUSA hopefully will fade away into oblivion.
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