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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 05:44 AM

Rebel Anglican clergy ‘to bless gay marriages’

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/15/rebel-anglican-clergy-to-bless-gay-marriages/



Rebel Anglican clergy ‘to bless gay marriages’
By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, December 15, 2012 22:59 EST

Rebel Church of England clergy will bless gay marriages carried out in other churches if Anglicans are exempted from a new law on same-sex marriage, some 150 vicars and campaigners said in a letter published on Sunday.

Anglicans including ex-Bishop of Oxford Richard Harries and dozens of clergy wrote to the Sunday Telegraph saying they would advise gay parishioners to marry in Quaker or Unitarian services, then return to their regular church.

Gay Church of England vicars may even choose to get married in other churches themselves, the letter says.

“If the bill is enacted in its present form, in 2014 married lesbian and gay Anglicans, lay and ordained, will be worshipping and ministering in parishes of the Church of England,” the letter says.



unhappycamper comment: Why does everything have to be a struggle?

This summer a family member and his partner came up to Massachusetts to get married. Brian's been up here visiting before; Josh has never been here before. They got married on a Cape Cod beach and I was lucky to film the wedding. We went out for a kick-ass Cape Cod seafood dinner afterwards.

Two people love each other and want to get married. Let them.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 07:49 AM

1. if the Church of England

wanted to trump the Catholics, they would embrace this, but they are so scared of those right wing creeps that say they will form their own church.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:01 AM

3. Mostly, they're afraid of losing the African converts to a more evil group

Sorry, it needs to be said.

Why are American denominations balking? They're afraid of losing the headcount battle.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 08:01 AM

2. To your comment.

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Response to William769 (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:07 PM

4. +1000!

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