“The threat and use of economic sanctions are not new experiences for us.”
Church of England’s marriage report: “[N]ames govern how we think, and how we think governs what we learn to appreciate.”
Rob Bell, a leading author in the emergent movement and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, has endorsed same-sex marriage.
Integrity has launched an interactive map of same-sex blessing rites throughout the Episcopal Church.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Historian David Holmes: “It won’t be surprising if [task force members] reach a new understanding of marriage.”
Presiding Bishop: “We no longer expect that ... childbearing is the chief purpose of marriage.”
“The uniqueness of marriage is that it embodies the underlying, objective distinctiveness of men and women.”
In a pastoral letter to Episcopalians in Maryland, Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton reflects on gambling, the Maryland Dream Act, and same-sex marriage.
Bishop Russell Jacobus: “I do not believe we are prepared in this diocese to proceed with the blessing of same-sex relationships.”
Bishop Stephen Lane and three other church leaders join in a “Civil Discourse on Same-sex Marriage.”