Monday, July 23, 2012

Episcopal bishop won't bless gay unions

From Alabama-

An Episcopal bishop in Alabama has refused to allow priests in his diocese to bless same-sex unions for the time being despite voting in favor of such blessings at the national level.

Bishop Kee Sloan leads the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, part of the larger Episcopal Church, and voted in favor of a new liturgy blessing same-sex unions during a national convention held by the denomination this month. But he will not allow that blessing locally because he said the issue is too divisive for Alabama.

“Theology is an ongoing revelation,” Sloan told The Birmingham News. “It’s influenced by context. There are parts of the country that are more conservative and traditional, and there are parts of the country that are more liberal. In Alabama, it would be divisive within the Episcopal Church. We are deeply conflicted about this. I’d like for us to work through and pray about it.”

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