Thursday, November 26, 2015

Leader Of The Episcopal Church In Middle Tennessee Says Ministers Can't Perform Same-Sex Marriages

From Tennessee-

The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee says same-sex couples within its churches are free to get married elsewhere, but not by priests here. Bishop John Bauerschmidt has handed down the policy after making what he calls a difficult decision.

This summer, the national denomination decided to change its stance on same-sex marriage and allow clergy to perform them. But it also allows individual bishops to disagree.

Bauerschmidt, whose diocese oversees 45 churches in Middle Tennessee, is one of them, and he says he's in the minority nationwide. To make the decision, he says, he consulted scripture and listened to a wide range of opinions from local clergy.

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