Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Episcopal Bishop Refuses to Go Along with US Church on Gay "Marriage"

From Aletia-

A bishop in the American Episcopal Church is bucking his faith community’s embrace of same-sex “marriage.”

Bishop Michael G. Smith, leader of the flock in North Dakota, said he plans to resist his Church’s new policy on allowing marriages of two men or two women in its churches.

At its general convention in Utah, the U.S. Episcopal Church voted July 1 to rewrite the liturgy to allow such nuptials, changing the phrase “husband and wife” to “the couple,” for example. Smith was one of only a few bishops who voted against the change, citing the catechism, which says: "Holy Matrimony is Christian Marriage in which the woman and man enter into a life-long union."

The bishop said in a church newsletter Monday that he remains "unconvinced that God is doing something new by altering the order established in creation.”

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