The California Diocese of the Episcopal church has decided to “bless” homosexual relationships that are “monogamous”. Don’t laugh, they are serious. Perhaps the church will assign monogamy monitors to each couple to ensure they do what they claim they are doing.
Bishop Chester Talton of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin in California has authorized clergy to bless the relationships of same-sex couples in church as “sacred unions.”
According to London’s Guardian, the move from Bishop Talton breaks a ban on blessing same-sex unions, an issue that has divided the Anglican Communion, which includes the U.S. Episcopal Church. Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Anglican Communion, has declared his opposition to blessing same-sex unions.
The directive from Bishop Talton says that clergy may bless “same-gender civil marriages, domestic partnerships and relationships which are lifelong committed relationships characterised by fidelity, monogamy, mutual affection and respect [and] careful, honest communication,” reports the Guardian.
Like the Methodists who are simply aping the lost culture, the Episcopal bishop’s rationalization for blessing what God has cursed is typical of the apostate church of today. When challenged about sanctioning homosexual marriage, most progay clergy will invariably point to the opposition to mixed raced marriages. Why should we tell people who they can love?, they protest.
But if we fast forward a decade, will we see these same clergy justifying “intergenerational” sexual relationships by pointing to opposition of homosexual marriages? If we can’t tell a person who they can “love” (read:have sex with), then the door is already open for pedophiles to benefit from the “blessing” of homosexual marriage.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 5: vss 20;24
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