Monday, October 3, 2016

Toronto archbishop to bless gay marriages in defiance of vote by Anglican Church of Canada

From Canada-

Toronto's Archbishop joined several other prominent clergymen who say they will bless same-sex marriages in defiance of a narrow vote by the Anglican Church of Canada not to authorize gay unions.

More than 200 delegates attending the six-day General Synod 2016 narrowly rejected the resolution Monday night after hearing from more than 60 speakers, most of them in favor of gay marriage.

Archbishop Colin Johnson said on Sunday that he wanted his gay and lesbian colleagues "to share the joy."

Johnson said blessing same-sex marriages ”at the discretion of the bishop and with agreement of local clergy” a logical step in the evolution of the church that he said he would be considering in the coming weeks.

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