The Episcopal Church will now allow priests to conduct services blessing same-sex relationships. The denomination’s House of Bishops approved the policy Monday, and delegates to the national convention approved the measure on Tuesday becoming the largest U.S. religious denomination to approve such a ritual.
The proposed service is not considered a marriage ceremony, Episcopal media affairs representative Nancy Davidge told reporters. “We have authorized a blessing, and a blessing is different than a marriage,” she said. “A blessing is a theological response to a monogamous, committed relationship.”
What’s your response?
Is this an appropriate theological response? Is this a good compromise?”