N.Y. Episcopal Priest to Marry Gay Partner

The priest heading an Episcopal parish in Bath, N.Y., has decided to marry his longtime gay partner, according to a recent announcement. The Very Rev. J. Brad Benson, rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, plans to get married this summer in a state where same-sex marriage is legal. “After twenty years of loving relationship, my partner Carl Johengen and I have decided that it is time that we were legally married,” he wrote in the church’s most recent newsletter. The St. Thomas rector explained that he has begun to see the word “marriage” in purely ...

Archbishop Peter Jensen: Glasspool election Sanctifies Sin

Peter Jensen, Archbishop of Sydney, has released the below media statement regarding the election of the Reverend Mary Glasspool, a partnered lesbian, as a Bishop in Los Angeles in The Episcopal Church. The American Episcopal Election Media Statement 18/3/10 With the election of the Reverend Mary Glasspool, a partnered lesbian, as a Bishop in Los Angeles in The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Communion reaches another decisive moment. It is now absolutely clear to all that the national Church itself has formally committed itself to a pattern of life which is contrary to Scripture. The election ...