Integrity is reporting that The House of Deputies committee considering proposed changes to the marriage canon have clarified that arguments suggesting that General Convention cannot make such changes because they run counter to the Book of Common Prayer are based on “flawed premises.”
The House of Deputies [Resolutions] Review Committee has included the following important clarification in its report on the work of the Special Legislative Committee on Marriage.
In clear concise language it clarifies that the canonical resolutions being considered by Committee 20 are firmly within the bounds of the authority of this 78th General Convention.
Good people of deep faith can and will come to different conclusions on what – if any — steps the Episcopal Church should take toward ending discrimination against sacramental marriage for same-sex couples. But the following excerpt from the HOD Review Committee makes it abundantly clear that taking the position that the proposals before Committee 20 are unconstitutional is utterly without merit:
We’re following up and will post the documentation from the committee as soon as it is available.
posted by Jon White