Episcopalian church votes to approve same-sex marriage

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Episcopalians have voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

The vote came Wednesday in Salt Lake City at the denomination’s national assembly. The measure passed by an overwhelming margin in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay people at the meeting. The day before, the House of Bishops had approved the resolution, 129-26 with five abstaining.

“Rapid changes in civil law concerning marriage in the United States, along with the responses received as part of the SCLM church-wide consultation process, indicate a need for equivalent proper liturgies in jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal,” according to a statement on the church’s website.

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  1. Do you as a Christian believe that there is an all powerful being called God? Defined as the creator of the Universe. Defined as the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end of the Universe?

    Do you believe in the history of the people in the Bible?
    Because the God of the Bible I know will not tolerate abominations in his temples.
    I can only say what I believe. I believe that Jesus has the power of God. I also believe it is a relationship of Father and Son. There is a third entity called the Holy Spirit often called the Holy Ghost. God works through both.

    I well remember when a man of God called Father Fleming in my youth called down the power of the Holy Ghost in his Air Force Chapel. Father Fleming was baptised in blood of World War II Burma. He went into Burma with 2,000 troops and came out with 200. He was the only chaplain to survive.
    I remember a friend in Denver writing me about the power coming right out of her when I almost collapsed when Father Fleming was doing a mass on a Saturday afternoon. This was approximately in 1963. It was winter time. I was in New York State at an Air Force Base at the time. I did not even know Father Fleming when this happened. It was a physical thing and it was real.

    The Holy Ghost(spirit) can and is a real entity. I do not know what makes this comforter arrive and stay at a church.

    I do know that miracles occur whenever the Holy Ghost is around.
    To me this is real. Not some made up priest thing or false religious belief. There is much I do not know and freely admit I do not know. I am not Roman Catholic. Neither do I intend to be. But I do believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
    I do believe God works through ministers of many different Christian faiths. Only God knows who he will choose as his tools when God moves upon the face of the planet. Only God judges. And that can be a terrifying thing.
    I believe God set rules that mankind has to obey in his temples. I say temples instead of churches because when God is in his churches things move.
    Since the crucifixion Jesus has been our communication tool with God, the Father and almighty creator of this Universe. Things have changed. I think we are playing with fire here and we will get burned. I just hope I am wrong.

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