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Will Marriage Canon Stand?

The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer writes on the weblog of the Diocese of Central Florida:

Many of you have read some of the reports coming out of this meeting: Bp Katherine Jefferts Schori will not seek reelection as Presiding Bishop. The report of the [Study of] Marriage Task Group to the House of Bishops keeps the marriage canon intact and does not change the Prayer Book service. Same sex blessings are not equated with Christian marriage.

The contrast between our “in house” conversations and the missionary witness of our Asian sisters and brothers was stark. In truth, the witness of the vibrant witness of these Christians became an invitation: would we take this message home and be a part of God’s missionary vision where we live? Will the international character of our Church be reflected in the future by a new international character of our churches in Central Florida? Will we reach out to the neighbors God is sending us from around the country and around the world? Only time will tell. But I am leaving Taipei inspired.

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