Episcopal Church allows same-sex marriage in Albany diocese
January 11, 2019 07:14 PM
The Episcopal Church clears the way for same-sex marriages in the Albany Diocese where the bishop had barred them.
Back in November, NewsChannel 13 told you that the Reverend William Love issued a directive barring same-sex marriages in his diocese, saying the church had been "hijacked by the gay rights agenda."
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says Love's action "may constitute a canonical offense" and referred his case for possible disciplinary action.
Love is now temporarily forbidden from penalizing clergy, laity or worshippers in the diocese for participating in same-sex marriages.
Church leaders in July passed the same-sex marriage resolution, which gives bishops with theological objections to same-sex marriages the option to have other clergy perform services.
MORE INFORMATION: Bishop Michael Curry’s letter on same-sex marriages
Updated: January 11, 2019 07:14 PM
Created: January 11, 2019 11:51 AM
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