Episcopal Church will suffer no backlash over adopting gay marriage rites, bishop declares: Anglican Ink, November 17, 2012 November 17, 2012Posted by geoconger in 77th General Convention, Anglican Communion, Anglican Ink, Missouri, The Episcopal Church.
Tags: Diocese of Missouri, gay marriage, George Wayne Smith
Authorizing provisional rites for the blessing of same-sex unions will not have any negative consequences for the Episcopal Church or the Diocese of Missouri, Bishop George Wayne Smith told his diocesan convention today.
Speaking to the delegates attending the 173rd annual convention of the Diocese of Missouri, meeting in Columbia on 16-17 November 2012, Bishop Smith said the opprobrium visited upon the Episcopal Church from the wider communion for its consecration of Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire and its adoption of gay blessings had passed.
The call for the Episcopal Church to be disciplined had not been heeded, and the American Church retained its “place at the table” of the Anglican Communion, he said.
Read it all in Anglican Ink.