I caught this on the evening news last night and provided this post from an LA Times sotry about it.Â But church leaders California’s six most senior Episcopal bishopsÂ 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,Â 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.”