Sumner said he would reach out to neighboring bishops to oversee the marriage ceremonies in his diocese. Archived from the original on 16 February Inopenly gay minister Guy Erwin was ordained as a bishop in California. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. The Anglican Church in North America includes four dioceses which withdrew from the Episcopal Church and subsequently joined with the 13, member Reformed Episcopal Church and several smaller bodies. In Scandinaviathe Church of Sweden permits openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual clergy to act as ministers, often in senior positions. Archived from the original on 3 June
Activists who pushed the denomination to fully embrace same-sex marriage are calling the resolution a step in a positive direction.
LGBT clergy in Christianity
Although the place of homosexual persons in the life of the church was not one of the causes of these churches' separation from the Anglican Communion, all of them are strongly opposed to both the ordination of gay clergy and to church-approved matrimonial rites for LGBT persons. At its triennial convention in Austin, Texas, the Episcopal Church's House of Bishops and House of Deputies voted to approve resolution Ballowing gay and lesbian couples to be married by clergy in eight dioceses that had previously not allowed marriage rites for same-sex couples. World's oldest Protestant churches now ordain gays and lesbians". Some gay men have chosen to remain celibate, while others have chosen to marry. Retrieved 26 April In July the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada decided to accept gay, lesbian, and bisexual clergy in sexually active monogamous relationships.
She was supported by her bishop, The Right Reverend Barry Rogersonwho stated 'There are no ethical or ecclesiastical legal reasons why the Rev Carol Stone should not continue in ministry in the Church of England. I know from personal experience that nothing spices up a family Christmas like proudly coming out. In response, the Episcopal Church placed a moratorium on confirming the consecrations of all bishops. Languages Italiano Edit links. The United Methodist Church. Archived from the original PDF on 29 September