When you put women in the pulpit It doesn’t surprise me in the least. Notice how wide the approval is; the deputies were just itching to have an excuse to turn canon into parody.
The Episcopal Church officially joined Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the United Church of Christ this week in becoming the third mainline denomination to embrace gay marriage rites — a move that comes just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex unions.
The new liturgy extending marriage to gays and lesbians was widely approved with a vote of 184-23 by the Episcopal Church USA’s House of Deputies during the denomination’s 78th General Convention; it will become available for use on November 29, Deseret News reported.
In a separate vote of 173 to 27, the institution of marriage was changed from being comprised exclusively by a man and a woman to being between two persons more generally, with the line “both parties understand that Holy Matrimony is a physical and spiritual union of a man and a woman” being axed from the canon.
Once the women start preaching, it’s only a matter of time before Jesus Christ himself is axed from the canon. Refuse to accept the authority of God’s Word in one thing, you may as well refuse to accept them all, because sooner or later, that’s where you’re headed.
The headline is wrong, however. The Episcopal Church ceased to be a Christian church some years ago.