Openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson is the subject of the documentary Love Free or Die at Outfest on July 14
Eight years after the U.S. Episcopal Church approved the election of openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson in New Hampshire and Bishop Jon Bruno, head of the L.A. Episcopal Diocese, performed a blessing of Rev. Malcolm Boyd and author Mark Thompson—moves that caused a deep split with conservatives in the worldwide Anglican Communion—Episcopalians meeting in Indianapolis for their triennial General Convention approved a resolution on Monday allowing provisional blessing of lesbian and gay unions.
Resolution Ao49 now goes to the House of Bishops for further action, according to Episcopal News Service. “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant”—subtitled “Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Sex Relationships”—would begin the first Sunday of Advent, with permission from the congregation and clergy. The resolution also contains a provision “that conscientious objectors or supporters of the liturgy not be penalized,” ENS reports.Read the full story here.
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