In contradiction to our earlier post, the editors of the Episcopal Cafe have now learned that it seems the Uganda anti-gay bill IS ON the agenda for the Parliament session for Friday.
Under pressure from more than five dozen House lawmakers, the Navy late Tuesday abruptly reversed its decision that would have allowed chaplains to perform same-sex unions if the Pentagon decides to recognize openly gay military service later this year.
UPDATED: According to reports on Twitter right now, the Twin Cities Synod of the Presbyterian Church has voted overwhelmingly to support an Amendment (10-A) that would effectively change existing policy and now allow partnered LGBT clergy to serve as ordained ministers.
With the Mississippi river reaching a near record crest today, and with the expectation that the flooding will remain severe through the end of May, church groups and others are beginning to organize a short term and long term response. The Episcopal News Service reports on the efforts of the Diocese of
The Episcopal Church has hired The Rev. Deacon Jake Dell as the new Advertising and Marketing Senior Manager.
According to the Navy Times, the new policy of allowing openly gay and lesbian to serve in the military has caused the Navy Chaplain Corp to issue a memo allowing for Naval Chaplains to perform same-sex marriages on navy bases. Naval facilities may be used for the reception.
Christ Church, Savannah, the “mother church” of Georgia, had a majority of its parishioners vote to leave the Episcopal Church in 2007. The ensuing court case has finally arrived in the state Supreme Court and oral arguments began yesterday. According to reports the courtroom pews were packed with people from both sides.