Blessing OK'd for Western Mass. gay p...

Blessing OK'd for Western Mass. gay pairs

There are 7 comments on the Boston.com story from Jul 16, 2012, titled Blessing OK'd for Western Mass. gay pairs. In it, Boston.com reports that:

Starting in December, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts will let clergy bless gay couples, a change announced after a national Episcopalian convention this month approved a new rite for same-sex relationships.

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#1 Jul 16, 2012
Thanks for the support, Revs.

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#2 Jul 16, 2012
Some of us lay folks support you as well.

:-D

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#3 Jul 16, 2012
Are you athletic?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#4 Jul 16, 2012
"The stakes of the same-sex blessing debate became evident when most delegates from South Carolina walked out of the General Convention.
The blessing basically flouts the canons of the church, one of the delegation’s leaders, the Very Rev. John B. Burwell, told Episcopal News Service."

That will cost them.

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#5 Jul 16, 2012
snyper wrote:
Are you athletic?
LOL!

Not in that way....

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#6 Jul 16, 2012
Wondering wrote:
"The stakes of the same-sex blessing debate became evident when most delegates from South Carolina walked out of the General Convention.
The blessing basically flouts the canons of the church, one of the delegation’s leaders, the Very Rev. John B. Burwell, told Episcopal News Service."
That will cost them.
What?

Bigotry in the south?

Say it's not so....

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#7 Jul 16, 2012
The work of God continues!

From the artice:

By a wide margin, Episcopalians at this month’s national General Convention approved a new rite blessing same-sex relationships. Each diocese in the country can decide whether to perform the blessing.

Following the convention, the Diocese of Western Massachusetts announced it would give parishes the option to perform the same-sex blessing.
Bishop-elect Douglas John Fisher, who will succeed Bishop Gordon Paul Scruton in December, called the resolution “a big move in the right direction.”
“This is a great development for our gay brothers and sisters

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