By John Martin • The Pilling Report paves the way for clergy to arrange services for same-sex couples.
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has adopted the Covenant and urged completion of pastoral-care guidelines for same-sex couples.
Bishops W. Andrew Waldo and Mark J. Lawrence reflect on the decisions of General Convention.
“This is a defining moment in the life of the Episcopal Church, being the first formal adoption of doctrine, discipline and worship which are contrary to the unequivocal mandate of Holy Scripture, the historic Christian faith, Anglican doctrine, and the pronouncements of the four instruments of Anglican unity.”
From the Church of England Evangelical Council: “The Church of England’s teaching about marriage and sexual relationships other than marriage currently faces a number of challenges.”
By Leander S. Harding
A draft report envisions far more than a pastoral provision for same-sex couples.
“I favor extending the blessings of the Church equally to all the members of the Church. My position departs from the tradition of the Church, and there are many who hold differing faithful and conscientious positions.”