So my email is down this morning and the boatload of things I need to do that require email are going to have to wait until our Web Wizard waves his magic wand around and gets it going again. The "up-side" of not launching immediately into the "to do" list was checking out the "breaking news" in Episcopal Church Land and ... to quote Elizabeth Kaeton "Lookie here:"
September 14, 2010Yep. West Virginia. Read the rest of the Charleston Gazette article here and also check out Elizabeth's great blog on the story here.
W.Va. Episcopalians consider blessing same-gender relationships
By Kathryn Gregory
The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Delegates to the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia's annual convention voted this week to allow the church to bless same-gender relationships.
The resolution was submitted by the Rev. Ann Lovejoy Johnson, associate rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Charleston. It "urges our Bishop to honor same-gender relationships by supporting public rites for the blessing of same-gender relationships in congregations where such blessings are supported and so desired."
And now -- having just gotten a text message from St. Nader of Eldahaby (the aforementioned Web Wizard) that our email server will be back up in about 5 minutes, I must refocus my attention on the pile of work on my plate to get finished before I leave for Phoenix and the House of Bishops meeting this weekend. But I'll be packing for that meeting with John Denver singing in my head and a sense that we may just have arrived at that "tipping point" we've been heading toward down a VERY long "country road" to justice!