Friday, January 20, 2017

Episcopal diocese to consider same-sex marriage at convention

From Tennessee-

Part of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee's members want to change Bishop John Bauerschmidt's divisive decision barring clergy from marrying same-sex couples.

Clergy and lay members from the Middle Tennessee diocese will take up the issue this week during their Annual Convention, which is Friday and Saturday at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Nashville. Two resolutions related to the Episcopal Church's long-simmering, same-sex marriage debate are before the body.

"Episcopalians continue to be divided on this issue. Last year, we appointed a diocesan task force to promote prayer, reflection, and conversation about these matters," said Bauerschmidt, in an email to The Tennessean.

Gay marriage remains divisive issue in Episcopal Church

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