Tonight, the formerly Christian Episcopal Church USA, the American member of the Anglican Communion, fell completely off the rails by approving “gay marriage”. Ceremonies will be available sometime after 1 November, and gender-based language such as husband and wife will be removed from the service. There is an opt-out for priests who decline to perform gay nuptials, and conservative bishops (if any are left) may decline for their entire dioceses.
Disheartening as it may be, nobody has taken the ECUSA seriously for nearly two generations. It’s not the church of George Washington or the country’s founding fathers. Entire dioceses have been in open revolt, and 18% of its members have left in just the past decade. While it was busy adopting the spirit of the age, the ECUSA seems to have stopped filling people with the Holy Spirit. (-JS)
Excerpt: “On the eve of the historic vote, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion that overseas the Episcopal Church, expressed “deep concern about the stress for the Anglican Communion” by changing “the definition of marriage in the canons so that any reference to marriage as between a man and a woman is removed.”