Kind Moments Before a Tough Debate

Bishop Wayne Smith to Bishop Bill Love: “I honestly don’t know if I’m right and you’re wrong, Bill, so I have to provide a place for you on that contingency.”

Doubts Greet Resolution B012

A proposed compromise on same-sex marriage has met a skeptical reception from some of the proponents of Resolution A085.

Till Marriage Do Us Part?

Same-sex marriage and other gay-rights issues have been on the agenda of every General Convention since at least 1976.

‘Marriage for the Whole Church’

A proposed resolution provides for same-sex wedding liturgies in all dioceses “while respecting the pastoral direction and conscience of the local bishop.”

What May Be Hot in Austin

General Convention will discuss marriage, the prayer book, paying the House of Deputies’ president, Title IV, the episcopacy, Israel-Palestine conflicts, and the presiding bishop’s growing profile.

Australian Bishops on Same-sex Rites

David Ould: “It is clear from the document that any bishop wishing to push ahead in any way with affirmation of same-sex marriage will be in an obvious breach of this agreement.”