Monday, March 12, 2007

Minister protests same-sex union ban with a halt to all weddings

Well this is certainly a switcharoo. The Episcopal church is well on its way to dying in the US. The main growth in the Anglican commune is in Africa. Alas issues like this will keep it from growing in the States. We are witnessing the disintegration of a denomination. Sad:

An Episcopal minister will stop performing all wedding ceremonies to protest the denomination's prohibition of same-sex unions.

"We are called to join the fast that our homosexual brothers and sisters in Christ have had to observe all their lives," said the Rev. Robert Hirschfeld, rector of Grace Episcopal Church.
Several members of the congregation say they support Hirschfeld's move, which he announced in his Sunday sermon. Others said they were concerned that that the move might add to the polarization of an issue that has already divided Episcopals.
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