Scottish bishops to observe moratorium

The bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church have posted a response to the Primates of the Anglican Communion following the spring meeting of their bishops.

In the document, while pointing out that there is a wide range of opinion regarding the issues of ordaining a partnered gay or lesbian as a bishop and the blessing of same-sex unions, the Scottish College of Bishops states that it is going to abide by the request of Lambeth for “gracious restraint”.

They make clear that, in the case of same-sex blessings, they are refraining from officially authorizing liturgical rites. It does not require that priests performing such actions be prosecuted.

The document ends expressing a unanimous observation that Anglican provincial boundaries must be observed.

The full letter, in PDF format, is found here.

There are links to additional resources at Thinking Anglicans.

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