The United Reformed Church (UK) announced that the General Assembly, in a vote of 240 in favor and 21 against, approved allowing individual congregations to register their buildings to conduct and register marriages for same gender couples wishing to marry in the UK.
Day: July 9, 2016
UPDATE – Tonight, 11 JUL 2016, the resolution to bring marriage equality to the ACoC failed in the House of Clergy by 1 vote. It passed by the needed 2/3s majority in the Houses of Bishops & Laity. A motion to reconsider the vote on the resolution was defeated.
During his sermon for the opening eucharist for the Anglican Church of Canada’s 2016 triennial synod, the most Revd Fred Hiltz, reminded those gathered that the Canadian Church had passed through questions of inclusion a number of times since it’s first synod held in 1893.
It appears that in the name of religious liberty, at least one baker has decided that not only will she not create wedding cakes for same gender couples, if she finds out that someone is LGBT, she won’t make them a birthday cake either.
We are used to endings like “And they all lived happily ever after,” even though most of our books no longer leave us with that kind of conclusion. Certainly in the Bible the endings were often far from happily ever after.