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  • Episcopalians Vote to Allow Same-Sex Weddings in Churches

    07/01/2015 9:15:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-1-2015 | Breitbart News
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.</p>
  • Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

    07/01/2015 6:55:39 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 98 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | July 1, 2015 | BRADY McCOMBS and RACHEL ZOLL
    Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.
  • Issues reported at polling locations in Davidson County (Tennessee)

    11/04/2014 2:54:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WSVM ^ | : Nov 04, 2014 | Nancy Amons
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Issues have been reported at some polling locations in Davidson County on this Election Day. he polling location at the Church of the Redeemer in Oak Hill opened an hour and 10 minutes late because election officials said a church employee left the wrong key for poll workers. Three satellite locations were given as alternatives for the voters who were affected. Some voters were frustrated, while others just shrugged it off.
  • What Ails the Episcopalians

    07/13/2012 7:09:58 AM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/12/12 | JAY AKASIE
    Its numbers and coffers shrinking, the church votes for pet funerals but offers little to the traditional faithful. Episcopalians from around the country gathered here this week for their church's 77th triennial General Convention, which ended Thursday. Although other Protestant denominations have national governing councils, the Episcopal Church's triennial gathering stands apart. For starters, it's one of the world's largest such legislative entities, with more than 1,000 members. General Convention is also notable for its sheer ostentation and carnival atmosphere. For seven straight nights, lavish cocktail parties spilled into pricey steakhouses, where bishops could use their diocesan funds to order...
  • Occupy Wall Street Invades Duarte Square, Protests Church That Owns It

    12/17/2011 4:09:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    New York Magazine / The Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2011 | Andre Tartar
    Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters today streamed toward the corner of Canal Street and the Avenue of the Americas to re-occupy Duarte Square, right next to New York's offices. The gravel square, dotted with planters and chairs and normally open to the public, is actually owned by Trinity Wall Street Episcopalian church, a onetime supporter of the original Zuccotti Park encampment — providing meeting spaces, electricity, bathrooms, as well as supplies — that now seems more adversary after denying an Occupy request for access to Duarte Square. "Wrong, unsafe, unhealthy and potentially injurious," was how church officials described the...
  • Stones fall off Washington National Cathedral

    08/23/2011 12:19:44 PM PDT · by americanophile · 26 replies · 20+ views
    Seattle Times (AP) ^ | August 23, 2011 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    A spokesman for Washington National Cathedral says at least three of the four pinnacles on the central tower have fallen off and the central tower appears to be leaning. The pinnacles are the top stones on the cathedral's towers. Richard Weinberg, director of communications for the cathedral, said the cathedral has been evacuated and stone masons are assessing the damage.
  • Ex-governor 'Gay American' Jim McGreevey denied Episcopal priesthood...because he's a 'jackass'

    04/25/2011 8:30:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 25, 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    He tried marriage and fatherhood, flirted with being a governor, he accepted being gay and then he finally announced he would be a priest. But it isn't time to call ex-New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey 'father' just yet - for his bid to join the Episcopal Church has been rejected. Church sources have said that McGreevey's sexuality has nothing to do with the rebuttal and everything to do with him being a 'jackass'. McGreevey shocked the nation when it was discovered that only 34 days after he came into office the then-married governor embarked on a homosexual affair with an...
  • Episcopal Church joins ELCA, Anglican Church in Canada, ELCC to celebrate 10-year anniversary...

    03/23/2011 1:04:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Episcopal Church joins Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Anglican Church in Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada to celebrate 10-year anniversary of full communion on May 1 -- The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will join with their Canadian counterparts - the Anglican Church in Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada - to celebrate 10 years of the full communion relationship in an international way on May 1. Called to Common Mission, for full communion between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the similar Canadian document, The Waterloo Declaration,...
  • God is no longer a man, says Scottish Episcopal church (removes all masculine references to God)

    09/06/2010 7:54:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/06/2010
    The Scottish Episcopal Church has caused controversy by removing masculine references to God in a new order of service. The new form of worship, which removes words such as 'Lord, he, his, him' and 'mankind' from services, has been written by the church in an attempt to acknowledge that God is 'beyond human gender'. Episcopalian bishops have approved the introduction of more 'inclusive' language, which deliberately removes references suggesting that God is of male gender Traditionalists have criticised the changes on the grounds that they smack of political correctness and because they believe they are not consistent with the teachings...
  • The Hypocrisy of the Left

    12/29/2009 9:01:30 AM PST · by ezfindit · 10 replies · 570+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/2009 | Robin of Berkeley
    I have been looking for God my whole life. I first recognized Him in the black foster parents I worked with who manifested Christ-consciousness. I then found him four years ago, when my parents died three weeks apart and I was carried by a force stronger than myself. And more recently, as I’ve gone from left to right, I have discovered him in the many conservatives guiding me, such as AT readers.
  • Is Pope Benedict a closet liberal?

    10/25/2009 7:06:58 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 27 replies · 837+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2009 | David Gibson
    ...In less than five years Pope Benedict has shown himself to be quietly yet deliberately engaged in reshaping Catholicism. Even more surprising are the remarkably liberal means he has used to achieve his ends -- means that could lead to places the pontiff may not intend to go. A case in point is last week's stunning announcement...that the pope is creating a novel "church within a church" so that Anglicans can join with Catholics without giving up their rites and traditions... In another development last week, one that drew far less notice but could have a profound impact, the Vatican...
  • San Francisco's Gay Vulgarity on Parade

    09/27/2009 8:01:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 4,554+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | September 27, 2009
    More Photo Galleries 1 of 13 John Ruys, left, of San Ramon embraces friend Stephen Yardbrough of San Francisco at the annual Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco on Sunday. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/g/a/2009/09/25/folsom_st_fair.DTL&o= [Sorry, this was filed under animals]
  • (Slippery Slope Watch): Is polyamory the next sexual revolution?

    07/29/2009 4:05:56 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 62 replies · 1,834+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jessica Bennett | Jessica Bennett
    Only You. And You. And You. Polyamory—relationships with multiple, mutually consenting partners—has a coming-out party. Terisa Greenan and her boyfriend, Matt, are enjoying a rare day of Seattle sun, sharing a beet carpaccio on the patio of a local restaurant. Matt holds Terisa's hand, as his 6-year-old son squeezes in between the couple to give Terisa a kiss. His mother, Vera, looks over and smiles; she's there with her boyfriend, Larry. Suddenly it starts to rain, and the group must move inside. In the process, they rearrange themselves: Matt's hand touches Vera's leg. Terisa gives Larry a kiss. The child,...
  • Next on Senate agenda? 'Pedophile Protection Act'

    07/18/2009 8:43:58 AM PDT · by Mikey · 22 replies · 1,211+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 04, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    The leader of a pro-family organization says families across the nation need to contact their U.S. senators now to try to derail a legislative plan that already has passed the U.S. House and is being awaited by President Obama – after a Democrat confirmed it would protect "all 547 forms of sexual deviancy or 'paraphilias' listed by the American Psychiatric Association." WND columnist Janet Porter, who also heads the Faith2Action Christian ministry, today cited S. 909, dubbed the "Pedophile Protection Act," as an extreme danger to America. As H.R. 1913, the House version of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes...
  • Churches Fight Back Against Shrinking Membership

    06/03/2009 7:26:03 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 105 replies · 2,270+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | June 3, 2009 | Dan Gilgoff
    "What if church wasn't just a building, but thousands of doors?" asks a new website launched by the United Methodist Church. "Each of them opening up to a different concept or experience of church. . . . Would you come?" After watching its membership drop nearly 25 percent in recent decades, the United Methodist Church, which is still the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination, thinks it knows the answer. So it's pouring $20 million into a new marketing campaign, including the website, television advertisements, even street teams in some cities, to rebrand the church from stale destination to "24-7 experience."...
  • Conservative Episcopalians win court case

    12/20/2008 4:57:07 PM PST · by meandog · 14 replies · 572+ views
    Fredericksburg.com ^ | Date published: 12/20/2008 | BY MATTHEW BARAKAT
    McLEAN--Nearly a dozen conservative church congregations in Virginia, including St. Stephen's Church in Heathsville, have won a lawsuit in which they sought to split from the U.S. Episcopal Church in a dispute over theology and homosexuality. The final rulings came yesterday from a Fairfax County judge who said the departing congregations are allowed under Virginia law to keep their church buildings and other property as they leave the Episcopal Church and realign under the authority of conservative Anglican bishops from Africa. Several previous rulings also had gone in favor of the departing congregations. The diocese said it will appeal. Eleven...
  • Episcopal diocese (Pittsburgh) votes to leave church

    10/04/2008 11:16:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies · 730+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 4, 2008
    The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh has voted to leave the Episcopal Church and join a more conservative province of the Anglican Church. The vote was taken today at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Monroeville. The results were greeted with silence. Immediately after the results were announced, the Rev. Harold Lewis from Calvary Church in East Liberty announced that his church would stay with the Episcoal Church and not follow the lead of the diocese. --snip-- Those who supported the split say it has been decades in coming. They point to Episcopalians who doubt the divinity of Jesus, blessing dogs as...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad talks to US Christians

    02/25/2007 4:02:36 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 33 replies · 888+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2-25-2007 | Breitbart.com
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday said Iran bore no hatred towards the United States as he held talks with American Christians in a rare official contact with visitors from Tehran's arch enemy. State television showed Ahmadinejad meeting with a dozen American representatives from various Christian orders who are in Iran for a week-long visit to promote peace and dialogue between the foes. "The Iranian nation does not have any feeling of hatred and opposition towards the American people and we believe that all people are respectful and given the common grounds people have, they could achieve peace and justice," Ahmadinejad...
  • Episcopal Church under fire for parolee priest

    07/18/2008 10:57:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 198+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/18/8 | Matthai Kuruvila
    James Tramel went from convicted murderer to priest while in prison, a transformation that the Episcopal Church used to successfully lobby for his parole and celebrate him before politicians and the press. But the church is now grappling with the sexual abuse of a parishioner under his care. Tramel has been suspended for sexual misconduct, temporarily stripped of his priestly authority and left searching for a new job. The San Francisco-based Episcopal Diocese of California now faces questions of whether, in its haste to proclaim Tramel's story, it redeemed and promoted him too quickly. Convicted of second-degree murder in a...
  • Bush Becoming a Catholic?

    06/16/2008 6:16:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 152 replies · 386+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | June 16, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    President Bush may follow in the footsteps of his brother Jeb and convert to Catholicism, several European papers are reporting. In the wake of the president’s visit to see Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, Italian newspapers, citing Vatican sources, said Bush was open to the idea of converting to Catholicism. The Italian newspaper Il Foglio referred to such talk about Bush’s possible conversion and stated that “anything is possible, especially for someone reborn like Bush.” Noting that Tony Blair converted to Catholicism after leaving office as Britain’s prime minister last year, the paper also stated that “if anything happens,...