Saturday, November 07, 2009

BIG News from Southern Ohio!

"Finally, after much prayer and consultation, I have decided that the time has come for Southern Ohio to adjust its policy regarding the blessing of same-sex unions.

It is my view that the recent General Convention resolutions D025 and C056 have altered the terrain, by reasserting the possibility of godly unions between persons of the same sex, and by inviting bishops who have jurisdiction in states that have offered some form of civil union to gay and lesbian couples to exercise “pastoral generosity” in offering the church’s public ministrations to such couples.

In so doing, the Episcopal Church has effectively acknowledged that the godly union of two persons of the same sex – by which I mean the union of two persons who have vowed lifelong fidelity to one another, and accept accountability to the faith community as a faithful household – can be blessed by the church." -- The Bishop of Southern Ohio

Read the whole address here.

It's not marriage equality. We're not done yet. AND ...

This is HUGE news for the people of the diocese of Southern Ohio and for all who worked so hard to craft and then pass resolutions D025 & C056 in Anaheim. See also: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead.

1 comment:

Bill Carroll said...

I'm very proud of my bishop.