Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thank You to New York's Fab Four

The Bishops of Central New York, Western New York, Long Island, and Rochester.

These four bishops have said they will allow their priests to bless AND solemnize same-sex marriages in their dioceses.  The Bishop of New York (which includes Manhattan) has said priests may bless the same-sex couple, but the civil authorities must marry them.  That's actually the closest to my opinion on the topic. 

But then, I think the church needs to get out of marrying straight couples as well, and turn that all back to the state to do.

All quibbling aside, I'm excited for all the couples in New York who have been waiting for this day.  And I am pleased that a majority of the Episcopal Bishops there are giving an example of pastoral generousity that I believe is a right and good and joyful thing!  Thank you, Bishops Adams, Franklin, Provenzano and Singh for opening the church a little wider and letting more light in.  Blessings to all of you.


Anonymous said...

Amen to that. Good for the Bishops in NY.


Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

Interesting attempt at separating church and government. When will it really be?