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  • Episcopal Bishop William Love announces resignation in response to hearing panel ruling that he violated canon law by refusing to allow same-sex marriages in his diocese

    10/25/2020 11:34:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/25/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    A bishop of The Episcopal Church announced that he'll be stepping down from office weeks after the denomination’s disciplinary panel ruled that he violated canon law by refusing to allow same-sex marriages in his diocese. Addressing the Diocesan Convention on Saturday, Bishop William Love of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany said he will resign as bishop on Feb. 1, 2021, according to Anglican Ink. On Oct. 5, the denomination’s Hearing Panel found Bishop Love guilty “by clear and convincing evidence” of violating Resolution B012, a measure passed in 2018 requiring that all Episcopal dioceses allow for the blessing of same-sex...
  • Episcopal Church panel rules against bishop who banned gay marriage in diocese: He 'violated canon law'

    10/06/2020 8:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/06/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    A disciplinary panel of The Episcopal Church has ruled that a bishop who refused to allow the blessing of same-sex marriages in his diocese violated canon law. Bishop William Love of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany was punished last year with a restriction on his ministerial duties after he refused to allow same-sex marriages in his diocese. Love had refused to allow for the enforcement of Resolution B012, a measure passed in 2018 requiring that all Episcopal dioceses allow for the blessing of same-sex unions. A Title IV Hearing Panel, which focuses on issues of ecclesiastical discipline when a clergy...
  • Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Baptist Pastors Lead Rally for Abortion

    05/26/2020 11:31:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | May 25, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Most leaders in Judaeo-Christian faiths believe scripture teaches that all human lives are valuable and deserving of protection. But there are some who stray from the teaching and promote abortion. A group of New York state clergy members recently advocated for abortion at the state capital, Christian News Network reports. Together, abortion activists who identify as Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian, Baptist, Unitarian and Jewish urged New York state lawmakers to support abortion and Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the United States, according to the report. “As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care...
  • DC Priest Who Shook 500 Hands at Communion Has Coronavirus

    03/09/2020 9:30:47 AM PDT · by amorphous · 88 replies
    Summit News ^ | 9 Marcch 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    A DC priest who shook the hands of 500 worshipers during communion has announced he’s contracted coronavirus. “BREAKING: A D.C. priest has Coronavirus. He offered communion and shook hands with more than 500 worshipers last week and on February 24th,” tweeted ABC7’s Sam Sweeney. “All worshipers who visited the Christ Church in Georgetown must self-quarantine. Church is cancelled for the first time since the 1800’s.”
  • Worcester priest Gregory Lisby pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

    02/22/2020 2:12:31 PM PST · by BansheeBill · 12 replies
    MassLive.com ^ | 2/22/2020 | Tanner Stenning
    Gregory Lisby, the former kindergarten teacher and Worcester priest accused of child pornography possession, pleaded guilty to the charge in Boston’s federal court on Friday, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Separately, Lisby has been accused of sexually abusing a teenager after he was ordained in 2007, the Telegram reports. Lisby started as a kindergarten teacher last year at Morgan School in Holyoke. He was arrested in Northborough in September on the child pornography possession charge and resigned from the job, writing to the district that he had been “accused of an awful crime.” Prosecutors said he could face...
  • Episcopal Church will cease to have Sunday worship attendance in 30 years, seminary pres. warns

    02/19/2020 9:42:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/19/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    A seminary president has warned The Episcopal Church's leadership that with the current rate of decline, they will cease to have any Sunday worship attendance in 30 years.Kristine Stache, interim president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America-affiliated Wartburg Theological Seminary, gave a presentation Friday before the denomination's Executive Council.Stache drew from the most recent parochial report data which found that, from 2008 to 2018, the denomination experienced a 24.9 percent decline in average Sunday attendance and a 17.5 percent decline in baptized members.“It depicts a church that appears to be dying,” said Stache, as reported by Egan Millard...
  • The Episcopal Church's Fruits of Heresy

    01/05/2020 6:13:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 5, 2020 | Andrew Harrod
    “This church has about 30 more years before it is dead,” stated one young man at a 2016 forum at the Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in Alexandria, Virginia, as quoted in the recent book The Seduction of the Episcopal Church. Therein Anglican author David Virtue, a longtime critical observer of worldwide Anglicanism, reviews the Episcopal Church’s decades-long fall from grace in an exposé of Christian folly in accommodating a secularized, sexualized modernity. Virtue tells the depressing, detailed “story of a once proud Christian denomination that stood as a landmark church in a nation that has seen presidents, senators and business...
  • Episcopal seminary to set aside $1.7 million for slavery reparations fund

    09/10/2019 8:12:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/10/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    An Episcopal seminary in Virginia has announced that its setting aside $1.7 million for an endowment fund aimed at paying reparations for slavery. Virginia Theological Seminary, founded in 1823 and based in Alexandria, announced last Thursday that it was creating the fund largely in response to the institution having direct ties to slavery. Money from the fund is expected to go to projects such as helping emerging congregations linked to the seminary, aiding African-American clergy, and helping to support work by historically African-American congregations. The Rev. Joseph Thompson, director of the seminary’s Office of Multicultural Ministries, which will oversee the...
  • National Cathedral: Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump (July 30, 2019)

    08/25/2019 11:12:51 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 43 replies
    The National Cathedral website ^ | 7-30-2019 | Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde
    The escalation of racialized rhetoric from the President of the United States has evoked responses from all sides of the political spectrum. On one side, African American leaders have led the way in rightfully expressing outrage. On the other, those aligned with the President seek to downplay the racial overtones of his attacks, or remain silent. As faith leaders who serve at Washington National Cathedral ¬– the sacred space where America gathers at moments of national significance – we feel compelled to ask: After two years of President Trump’s words and actions, when will Americans have enough? This week, President...
  • GOP’s Weld says he’s most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

    05/18/2019 7:50:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2019 | Hunter Woodall
    President Donald Trump’s only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling “terrible,” and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near. At a campaign stop in Exeter, New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld told a crowd of voters he’s “the most pro-choice person you’re ever going to meet.” “The way I look at it, it’s kind of a power issue,” Weld said. “And who wants a lot of big, fat, white guys who live in Washington 700 miles away...
  • Baptismal ritual may mark gender-change (CoE)

    02/21/2019 12:14:27 PM PST · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    Church Times ^ | 12/11/2018 | HATTIE WILLIAMS
    CHURCHES can adapt the liturgy for the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith “in a creative and sensitive way” to mark a person’s gender transition, the House of Bishops has said in guidance published this week. The House decided earlier this year that special liturgical provision on gender transition was not needed, after the General Synod requested that it consider the matter (News, 26 January). The resulting guidance, published on Tuesday, states that, where churches wish to recognise a person’s gender transition, baptism would be the “natural liturgical context for recognising and celebrating their identity in Christ and God’s love” for the...
  • Episcopal Church Hosts Pro-Abortion Rally Featuring “Christian” Pastors Promoting Abortions

    12/07/2018 7:23:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | 12.06.18 | Micaiah Bilger
    A group of Ohio religious leaders criticized lawmakersÂ’ efforts to pass protections for unborn babies Thursday during a pro-abortion protest at a church in downtown Columbus. The event at Trinity Episcopal Church, coordinated by the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, included Christian and Jewish leaders who oppose a bill to prohibit abortions after unborn babies have a detectable heartbeat, about six weeks of pregnancy.The state House passed the bill in November, and the Senate is considering it this week. It is expected to pass the Republican-controlled legislature. HAPPENING NOW: Faith leaders organized by @OhioRCRC are speaking against bans on...
  • Episcopalian Priest: Christians Should Promote the Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    02/01/2017 5:39:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Teen Vogue is doing its best to push its pro-abortion agenda on young, impressionable minds. This week, the magazine ran a column by the Rev. Broderick L. Greer, an Episcopal priest who advocates for abortion. Greer argued that Christians should support women in their decisions to have abortion, rather than judge them. “And that is where the Church can find its point of entry: in offering people making these decisions every measure of mercy they need to live wise and whole lives,” Greer wrote. “It is the act of looking people in the eye and saying, ‘I trust you. I...
  • Civil War Prayer Books Tell a Story of Commonality in a Time of Conflict, Says Pastor Collector

    02/01/2017 3:23:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | Myron B. Pitts
    The little Episcopalian prayer book did not have the easiest journey to the Rev. Robert Alves' private collection. "This one has actually been in the ocean," says, Alves, holding up a leather-bound copy of the Confederate Book of Common Prayer. In 1863, the book was part of a shipment of devotionals headed to Confederates in the battlefield. But Union ships were in hot pursuit of a Rebel blockade runner carrying the devotionals and other supplies off the coast of Beaufort. The Confederate sailors, before eventually running aground, dumped cargo to lighten the load, including the books. U.S. Naval Commander Daniel...
  • Influential Episcopal Seminary No Longer Offering Degrees Amid Report of $7.9 Million Loss

    11/21/2016 12:17:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    An influential seminary affiliated with The Episcopal Church has announced that it will no longer issue degrees starting next year, and is reporting a net loss of $7.9 million in assets since last year. The Episcopal Divinity School of Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced in July that they will stop granting degrees at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Last week, the divinity school sent out an update to supporters and members of its campus community wherein they noted that the net assets of the seminary had declined rapidly over the past couple of years. "At our meeting, we also accepted...
  • Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian and Presbyterian Clergy Participate in Rally for Abortion

    09/13/2016 6:56:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Many Judeo-Christian leaders speak out against abortion, but the few who advocate for abortion often are the ones who get the most media attention. On Monday in Kentucky, pro-abortion clergy held a rally at the State Capitol to advocate for abortion and other issues, the State-Journal reports. The event was called the Higher Ground Moral Day of Action, and it was held in conjunction with other rallies nation-wide. Led by clergy, the event highlighted the upcoming election and called on candidates and elected officials to uphold “the most sacred moral principles of our faith and constitutional values.” These included “the...
  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/23/2016 4:16:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 104 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 07-21-2016 | Rod Dreher
    The Very Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, lesbian cleric and then president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, delivers 2009 'abortion is a blessing' address (National Organization for Women/Flickr) Via the Episcopal News Service, a press release revealing that the ultramegaliberal Episcopal Divinity School is winding things down: Episcopal Divinity School will cease to grant degrees at the end of the upcoming academic year, the seminary’s board of trustees decided July 21 on a 11-4 vote. During the next year, the board will explore options for EDS’s future, some of which were suggested by a specially convened Futures Task Force to...
  • Diocese of Maryland takes up reparations

    05/20/2016 6:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Episcopal News Service ^ | May 17, 2016 | M. Dion Thompson
    Young protesters from the Baltimore uprising share their experience and hope to the Diocese of Maryland convention. Delegates began the work of what reparations for the sin of racism and slavery to determine what that might look like. At its recent convention, the Diocese of Maryland took the first of what could be many small steps to engage the issue of reparations and set aside money to help heal the centuries-old wounds of slavery. Though the resolution that anchored the conversation, known as “Reparations Investment,” was referred to Diocesan Council for further review, its appearance marked a beginning for the...
  • Episcopalian Priest Aborted Her Baby So She Could Finish Divinity School

    03/02/2016 9:11:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Abortion advocates across the nation are trying to send the U.S. Supreme Court a message: Women need abortions to be successful. This insulting notion has been the underlying theme of dozens of stories pro-abortion women have submitted to the high court ahead of its hearing on a Texas pro-life law, which has been credited with saving more than 10,000 babies’ lives. The law is responsible for closing abortion clinics that could not guarantee they could protect the health of Texas women. The latest pro-abortion story to be highlighted in the mainstream media is that of the Rev. Anne Fowler, an...
  • United Methodist and Episcopalian Church Clergy Lead Prayer Rally to “Bless” Abortion Clinic

    10/12/2015 12:33:54 PM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 103 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | Oct 12, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In Ohio, Reverend Laura Young says she believes pro-life protesters in front of Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities have “misguided faith.”...In Ohio, Reverend Laura Young says she believes pro-life protesters in front of Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities have “misguided faith.”...Young also says religious groups are fueling the so-called war on women. She explained, “Women are being attacked at a moral level by the radical Religious Right. They’ve hijacked the political discussion. This event is an opportunity for progressive religious leaders to stop the silence. We need to be in the conversation.”...The abortion reverend heads up a group...