Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Episcopalians celebrate defeat of DOMA

The bells at the National Cathedral of the Episcopal Church of the United States, located in Washington DC, pealed for an hour at noon on June 26 following the decision of the Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. Bells tolled at other places of Christian [sic] worship, including those of other Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Unitarian and other Christian churches.

The National Cathedral, which has seen numerous solemn occasions in American history, has also scheduled a prayer service for male and female homosexuals, bisexuals, transgenders and their families for the evening of June 26.

The dean of the cathedral, Rev. Gary Hall said in a statement that the Supreme Court's decision rang his bells. He said that his church is glad “to celebrate the extension of federal marriage equality to all the same-sex couples modeling God’s love in lifelong covenants.” He added that the ruling should make Christian embrace same-sex marriage.
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The Archer of the Forest said...

And that is why I left.

Nikolaus said...

This is the problem in a nutshell: you can believe whatever the bloody hell you feel like when it comes to religion . . . BUT YOU MUST GIVE GAYS THEIR RIGHTS!

Luke said...

Why I left as well. The episcopalian "church" is a demonic tool of the Evil One.

lannes said...

Americans place too much emphasis on "rights"