A No on Prop 8 Push by the Episcopal Church

I caught this on the evening news last night and provided this post from an LA Times sotry about it.  But church leaders California’s six most senior Episcopal bishops unanimously declared their opposition to Proposition 8, a ballot measure that cals for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage that’s on the statewide November ballot.

The bishops believe that preserving the right, and yes it is a right, of gays and lesbians to marry would enhance the “Christian values” of monogamy, love and commitment.

from the story:

“….the six bishops said that “society is strengthened when two people who love each other choose to enter into marriage, engaged in a lifetime of disciplined relationship building that serves as a witness to the importance of love and commitment.”

The statement was signed by Bruno and Bishops Marc Handley Andrus, Barry L. Beisner, Mary Gray-Reeves, Jerry A. Lamb and James R. Mathes. (Three assistant bishops — Chester L. Talton, Sergio Carranza and Steven Charleston — also signed.)

The bishops concluded: “We believe that this continued access [to marriage] promotes Jesus’ ethic of love, giving and hope.”

  2 comments for “A No on Prop 8 Push by the Episcopal Church

  1. September 11, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Good for the Episcopal church.

    We need more religious leaders of all persuasions to stand up and acknowledge that “protecting marriage” is nonsense, that all people created by God have the right to be happy and to be with the person they love.

  2. September 12, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Ron Prentice Gets Rich Fighting Gay Marriage

    Ron Prentice is CEO of the California Family Council and Chairman of ProtectMarriage.com, the committee behind Prop 8 (the folks working to ban gay marriage in California).

    Ron is set to be be honored at the Values Voter Summit 2008 (September 12-14) with Focus on the Family Action’s Family Champion Award.

    Justin McLachlan has broken a major story in the Proposition 8 battle: California Family Council contributions have mostly been spent on the generous salaries that Ron pays himself and his staff.

    So far, there’ve been about a dozen news and blog pieces that have appeared online referencing Justin’s research into Ron Prentice and his shady management of donor funds.

    Folks volunteering for and making contributions to the “Yes on 8″ campaign should be aware that the operatives running the show have a track record of using contributions to generously reward themselves.

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