West Virginia bishop authorizes gay blessings: Anglican Ink, September 21, 2013 September 21, 2013Posted by geoconger in Anglican Ink, The Episcopal Church.
Tags: Diocese of West Virginia, gay blessings, Michie Kluysmeyer
The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer has authorized clergy in the Diocese of West Virginia to conduct rites for the blessing of same-sex unions.
In an address to the diocesan convention held on 21 September 2013 at the Days Conference Center in Flatwoods, WV, Bishop Kluysmeyer stated that blessings may commence in Advent (Dec 1). Couples seeking a blessing must be baptized members of their church and have been attending for at least six months, he told the convention.
There will be no “right” or requirement that a church must provide the blessings, the bishop said. Before a church begins to solemnize gay unions both the rector or priest in charge and the vestry must agree to allow gay blessings to take place.
Read it all at Anglican Ink.