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Bishop of Mississippi to allow same sex blessings

Bishop of Mississippi to allow same sex blessings

According to CJ Meaders @cjmeadersiii, live blogging the Annual Council #diomscouncil of the Diocese of Mississippi, the Rt Rev Duncan Gray has announced that he will give permission for use of the same sex blessing rite in the diocese. He also called for the election of a co-adjutor:

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“I have chosen to take this step so that the deep emotion can be born by me and not at the outset of new episcopacy” B. Gray

Re: optional same-sex liturgy…”No congregation or clergy will be asked to betray their conscience.”

“There will be trial and provisional use of the Liturgy for same sex blessings in our diocese.”

Bishop Gray: “I am formally and officially calling for a Bishop Coadjutor”


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Concur. It’s time to have the courage of our convictions. We have been dithering around about equality for more than 30 years–let’s make it happen.

Eric Bonetti

Ronald Caldwell

If Mississippi is ready for the rite of blessing of same-gender unions, then EVERY state is ready. It is arguably the most socially conservative state in the union. Then again, the electorate there did vote down that personhood nonsense. Thank you bishop of Mississippi. Alabama are you listening?


And the arc of history bends a little more! Bravo!!

Susan Russell

All Saints, Pasadena

Gary Paul Gilbert

How very kind for his successor! This is very generous.

Gary Paul Gilbert


What wonderful news!

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