Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Gay marriage remains divisive issue in Episcopal Church

From Tennessee-

A resolution passed by delegates from Episcopal parishes in Middle Tennessee signals that the long-simmering same-sex marriage debate in the Diocese of Tennessee did not end when the bishop prevented clergy from officiating gay weddings.

Clergy and lay representatives voted Saturday in support of the resolution that affirmed the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning church members, and called for the creation of a task force to discuss LGBTQ inclusion in church life, said the Rev. Rick Britton, whose parish, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, proposed the resolution. The vote happened at the diocese's annual convention, held at St. George's in Nashville.

"We didn’t know where people stood in the diocese because there was silence. Now we have an idea that there are a good number of people in the diocese who agree with the national church’s decision and not the bishop's," Britton said.

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