Bishop James Stanton says the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas won’t join in the Episcopal Church’s growing acceptance of gay unions. The bizarre consecration of a homosexual bishop Vickie Gene Robinson in 2003 jumpstarted a war within the church that has now begun again with the church removing all restrictions to having more gay bishops. In his letter to the constituents of the Dallas diocese (and a shot at the heretical Episcopal leadership] Stanton affirmed the following:
“We will not consent to the election of a bishop living in a same-sex relationship, and we will not allow the blessings of same-sex relationships,” Stanton said in a letter to clergy.
• The Diocese of Dallas will continue to hold up and proclaim the apostles’ teaching that is the ground of Christian fellowship, and the foundational promise of our Baptismal vows.
• We will continue to stand with the larger Church in affirming the primacy of Scripture, the sanctity of marriage and the call to holiness of life.
• We will not consent to the election of a bishop living in a same‐sex relationship, and we will no tallow the blessings of same‐sex relationships in this diocese.
• We will continue to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, engage in mission at home and abroad, plant new congregations and make disciples of our Lord.
These commitments are in keeping with the historic teaching of the Holy Scriptures as held by the vast majority of the Anglican Communion, and, for that matter, the Church throughout the centuries.
Read the entire letter here.