The Albany Times-Union reported last week that a Hearing Panel will be convened on April 21, following Bishop William Love’s refusal to allow same-sex couples to be married in his diocese.
In a letter addressed to his diocese earlier this week, Love said the hearing will be held at the Desmond Hotel April 21. A start time has not been given, but Love said he expected the hearing to start mid-morning and last a few hours.
… Last January, the Episcopal Church placed Love on restriction, forbidding him from penalizing anybody who performed same-sex rites.
A spokesperson for Episcopal Diocese of Albany said Friday that Love was traveling overseas and would not have further comment about the disciplinary hearing.
“I want to thank all of you who have been holding me and my family and the Diocese of Albany up in your prayers these past many months,” Love wrote in his message earlier this week. “It is greatly appreciated. Whatever the outcome of the Hearing, I pray God’s will and purpose will be accomplished.”
In that somewhat brief letter to the diocese, Bishop Love further explains that,