Skip to comments.Church of England to Debate Services for Same-Sex Couples After Bishop Backs Diocese Call
Posted on 10/29/2017 8:24:28 AM PDT by marshmallow
The Church of England will debate blessings for same-sex couples after a motion was passed by one diocese, with the support of the local bishop, calling for a formal liturgy.
The Bishop of Hereford, who spoke in favour of the change and voted for the motion, said he thinks clergy should be helped to carry out a more formal service with recently married gay couples.
Hereford's diocesan synod has voted to support a motion calling on the House of Bishops to "commend an Order of Prayer and Dedication after the registration of a civil partnership or a same sex marriage".
The vote means the Church of England's governing body, General Synod, will debate the issue at a future meeting.
The motion adds that "no parish should be obliged to host, nor minister conduct, such a service", and says that the service should also be "neither contrary to, nor indicative of any departure from, the doctrine of the Church of England".
The motion, which was proposed by a group of local deanery synods, was passed by 41 votes to 18 against, with four abstentions.
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Why not farm animals?
I am furious. I like many others gave them that inch. Live and let live....only donit behind closed doors. The thanks we got was sticking their perversions in our faces.
Anyone surprised? Heretics embrace homosexual marriage.
The Church of England is not
I guess two back-to-back “freak” storms aren’t enough of a message for these folks.
Sodomy can form the basis of a “sacrament” only if marriage even for straights have been turned shapeless, temporary, and sterile.
Let just one king get a divorce and ...
Gee, don't you already know what Scripture says? Are you looking then for ways to manipulate it to make LGBTQABCWXYZ happy at the expense of the Church?
HINT: Try the Catechism!
Will they have a service for adulterous couples too? That’s an equal violation of scripture, but I imagine many married people would feel better if their priest/minister blessed their relationships with the other men/women in their lives. Isn’t that what church is for - to make us feel better about our actions?
Watch. A new type of recognition for same-sex couples won’t be enough; will be deemed “separate but equal” by the sexual perverts. They will demand the same exact “blessing” that married people get, and if language is a barrier, then the blessing for man/woman marriage will be sterilized to meet the demands of the sodomites.
AFter all, they OWN the Church of England now.
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