Tag Archives: Episcopal Church

FLORIDA: Road Rage Priest Denies Pointing Gun

The Palm Beach Post reports: An Episcopal priest pulled over in the Treasure Coast and later charged with pointing a handgun in an alleged “road rage” assault adamantly denies doing so when troopers first stop his 2014 Corvette, Florida Highway Patrol dashboard camera video shows. William Rian Adams was arrested and charged with pointing a semi-automatic Glock handgun at Sharon …

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Episcopal Priest Pulls Gun In Road Rage Incident

The New York Daily News reports: More John 3:16, less Glock-22. Florida’s Turnpike was the site of an unholy showdown last week when a North Carolina priest allegedly leveled his handgun at two people in another vehicle in a road rage incident. Rather than turn the other cheek, William Rian Adams, the rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, N.C., …

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Scottish Episcopal Church Votes To Allow Same-Sex Couples To Marry In Church, First In UK [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to allow gay couples to marry in church. It makes it the first major Christian church in the UK to allow same-sex marriages. The vote to amend canon law on marriage, removing the stipulation that it is between a man and a woman, was carried by the Synod in Edinburgh. It …

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Anglicans Sanction Episcopals Over Gay Marriage

The Associated Press reports: Anglican leaders on Thursday temporarily restricted the role of the U.S. Episcopal Church in their global fellowship as a sanction over the American church’s acceptance of gay marriage. Episcopalians have been barred for three years from any policy-setting positions in the Anglican Communion while a task force is formed that will try to reconcile conflicting views …

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Episcopal Church OKs Gay Marriage

The anti-gay Institute On Religion & Democracy has rushed out a sadz-laden press release: Bishops and Deputies at the Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention have authorized a gender-neutral marriage rite that officially brings same-sex marriage to the 1.8 million-member denomination. In 2012, Episcopalians authorized a “provisional rite” for the blessing of same-sex unions. That rite included an option for bishops …

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WASHINGTON: Christian Woman Disrupts Muslim Service At National Cathedral

On Friday the National Cathedral in Washington DC held its first-ever Muslim prayer service, much to the anguish of Teabagistan. The event was briefly disrupted by a shouting Christian woman, who has been interviewed by (who else?) World Net Daily: Christine Weick, a 50-year-old Michigan woman with flowing blonde hair who lives out of her car, rose from the packed …

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Bishop Gene Robinson To Divorce

“Recently, my partner and husband of 25-plus years and I decided to get divorced. While the details of our situation will remain appropriately private, I am seeking to be as open and honest in the midst of this decision as I have been in other dramatic moments of my life—coming out in 1986, falling in love, and accepting the challenge …

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VIRGINIA: 13 States + DC File Amicus Brief In Support Of Marriage Plaintiffs

The following states and Washington DC have filed a collective amicus brief with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in support of Virginia’s marriage equality plaintiffs: Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. Equality Case Files has the full brief. Money quote: As in other cases raising constitutional challenges to …

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Tweet Of The Day- Bishop Gene Robinson

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Episcopal Church Has Michigan Gladz

From the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan: As Christians and leaders in the Episcopal Church, we applaud Judge Friedman’s decision to overturn Michigan’s ban on equal marriage as a step on the right side of history. As the case of DeBoer v. Snyder continues to work its way through our judicial system, it is our hope that future judges will continue …

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MICHIGAN: Episcopal Bishop Backs Gay Marriage, Denounces “Irrational Fears”

“Picking and choosing whose rights should be protected or which civil rights the church will support is neither American ‘justice for all’ nor supported by the God of salvation history. I stand in support of marriage equality and pray that our justice system will work to break down the walls of segregation, promote the humanity of all and calm our …

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Petition Of The Day

Failed presidential candidate and probable vampire Ralph Reed is ever so pissed about gay marriages at the National Cathedral. In recent years, the National Cathedral has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grants. The Episcopal Church is one of the richest denominations in the United States and the oldest. According to Richard Ostling of the Associated Press, “the …

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NEW YORK: Married Episcopal Priest Converts To Catholicism Over Gay Acceptance, Stops Fucking Wife

A former Episcopal priest who is pissed off about his sect’s acceptance of homosexuality has become New York state’s first married Catholic priest.  As part of the deal, he’s agreed to stop fucking his wife. John Cornelius will be ordained a Roman Catholic priest this weekend — and with the blessing of his wife they’re giving up their sex life. …

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NOM Chair Denounces National Cathedral

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Episcopalians To “Bless” Gay Unions

But it’s still not really a wedding. Same-gender couples soon can have their lifelong relationships blessed using a rite approved by General Convention July 10. In a vote by orders, the House of Deputies concurred with the House of Bishops to pass Resolution A049, which authorizes provisional use of the rite “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant” starting …

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NEW JERSEY: Former Gov. Jim McGreevey Denied Episcopal Priesthood

Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey has been turned down in his first attempt to become an Episcopal priest. McGreevey, who resigned from office in 2004 after being forced to out himself, has been a seminary student since 2007. He converted from Catholicism shortly after his outing scandal. Church leaders, who have long embraced gay parishioners and clergy, were bothered …

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VIRGINIA: Leader Of Anti-Gay Episcopal Sect Fired In Pornography Scandal

Episcopal Rev. Marshall Brown, who helped 14 Virginia parishes leave the main church in protest of the elevation of openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson, has been fired by his Fairfax, Virginia parish for viewing pornography on church computers. It was Brown’s Truro Church that led the continuing schism in the Episcopal Church over the ordination of gays. Truro’s rejection of …

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Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson To Retire Over Death Threats

Saying he is tired of the incessant death threats rained down from God’s Gentle People™ , openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson is retiring. “The fact is, the last seven years have taken their toll on me, my family and you,” Robinson wrote in a message posted on the diocese website. “Death threats, and the now-worldwide controversy surrounding your election …

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PhoboQuotable – Jeff Walton

“Last week there were over 500 people who were killed in three villages surrounding Jos, Nigeria. These Christian villagers were killed for their faith. The people who attacked them were yelling ‘God is great’ in Arabic, and one of the charges against the Christians was that they were immoral. When a Muslim sees the newspaper headline, ‘Anglican elects partnered lesbian …

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