Royal Wedding Bishop Punishes Anti-Gay Clergy For Refusing Same-Sex Marriages

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The bishop who stole the show at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding, Michael Curry, has smacked down an anti-LGBTIQ bishop who refuses to allow same-sex couples to wed.

Curry, the presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church, has placed a partial ban on New York Bishop William Love, who sent out a pastoral letter stating that he will refuse to follow a recently passed church resolution regarding same-sex marriages.

The resolution, that came into effect in December 2018, allows clergy the choice to perform same-sex weddings even if their Bishop is opposed.

In a controversial letter to parishioners, Bishop Love said that he will refuse to follow the resolution and plans to challenge its authority and legality.

“Satan is having a heyday bringing division into the Church,” Bishop Love wrote.

“To engage in sexual intimacy outside of marriage between a man and woman, is against God’s will and therefore sinful and needs to be repented of, NOT encouraged or told it is OK.”

But in a statement, Curry fired back, saying, “While I am persuaded of the sincerity and good will of Bishop Love in these difficult circumstances, I am convinced that Resolution B012 was intended by the Convention to be mandatory and binding upon all our dioceses.

“I am therefore persuaded that, as Presiding Bishop, I am called upon to take steps to ensure that same-sex marriage in The Episcopal Church is available to all persons to the same extent and under the same conditions in all Dioceses of the Church where same-sex marriage is civilly legal.”

In response to his ban, Love says that he will abide by the restrictions placed upon him but he has not changed his stance.

Dianne Grace

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