Secular thought may not so readily let go of the demand for absolutely equal rights based on identical definitions.
“The threat and use of economic sanctions are not new experiences for us.”
Church of England’s marriage report: “[N]ames govern how we think, and how we think governs what we learn to appreciate.”
Rob Bell, a leading author in the emergent movement and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, has endorsed same-sex marriage.
Integrity has launched an interactive map of same-sex blessing rites throughout the Episcopal Church.
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Historian David Holmes: “It won’t be surprising if [task force members] reach a new understanding of marriage.”
Presiding Bishop: “We no longer expect that ... childbearing is the chief purpose of marriage.”
“The uniqueness of marriage is that it embodies the underlying, objective distinctiveness of men and women.”
In a pastoral letter to Episcopalians in Maryland, Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton reflects on gambling, the Maryland Dream Act, and same-sex marriage.
Bishop Russell Jacobus: “I do not believe we are prepared in this diocese to proceed with the blessing of same-sex relationships.”