Monday, January 26, 2009
VA Episcopal diocese may allow gay civil unions
The Sunday Jan. 25, 2009 Washington Times reports “Episcopalians: Diocese warming to gay unions; Va. delegates ‘take that step’’, in a front page story by Julia Dunn, link here.
A resolution passed at a meeting of 700 church members in Reston, VA. However, some dissenters actually warned that accepting gay unions could interfere with relief work in the Sudan, a “non sequitir.”
In 2007, eleven conservative parishes split off over issues of scripture and particularly the 2003 ordination of New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson.
Picture: The Falls Church, in Falls Church VA, is one of the "conservative" congregations involved in various disputes.