New York State Episcopal Church Bishop Reaffirms Ban on Gay Marriage in Diocese
Bishop William Love of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany released a lengthy pastoral letter on Saturday officially stating that the gay marriage rites approved earlier this year "shall not be used anywhere in the Diocese of Albany by diocesan clergy (canonically resident or licensed)."
"Jesus is calling the Church to follow His example. He is calling the Church to have the courage to speak His Truth in love about homosexual behavior â€“ even though it isn't politically correct," stated Bishop Love.
"Sexual relations between two men or two women was never part of God's plan and is a distortion of His design in creation and as such is to be avoided. To engage in sexual intimacy outside of marriage between a man and women, is against God's will and therefore sinful and needs to be repented of, NOT encouraged or told it is ok."
Love also stated that he believes that both his denomination and overall...
Dear Wayfarer Pilgrim, I will continue to pray for you and your whole family, and pray that they will all support you in your clear stand over your son, in the midst of his mad career into Transgenderism.
Wayfarer, I continue to pray for your situation. It's a tough spot for you. On the one hand, keeping doors of communication open may enable you to at some later date be an instrument of sense to your son. But in another, you don't want to be in the same position as Samuel with his two wicked sons, who refused to listen to reason to stop sinning, but Samuel also didn't remove them from office (1 Samuel 8). Your son may be out of your hands but he is never out God's hand.
Well, he is right. I pray this denominational leader can wheather this storm. For everything is not a surprise to our God. And yes, if we focus on the blood bought price salvation Jesus offers, then we will not have anything to do with this lie from Hell.we can rejoice. Question, what do you do with a millennial son who has transitioned to taking female hormones. I have stated my cause but will not participate in any further discussion. This goes against pastoral council. But, when my son demanded family call him his female name, and refer to him as she, I let my age show forth. I simply with not participate in this or any other sin bought delusion. And yes, if relationships end, then they end.