Episcopal bishop, William Love, bans gay unions on his turf

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) | An Episcopal bishop in Albany, New York, has issued a directive banning same-sex marriages in his diocese, saying the church has been “hijacked by the Gay Rights Agenda.”

The Rev. William Love says in a pastoral letter that Scripture describes same-sex relationships as “sinful.” He also says that “Satan is having a heyday bringing division into the church.”

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Matthew Shepard laid to rest in DC

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WASHINGTON (AP) | After 20 years without a permanent resting place, the remains of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old college student whose brutal murder in 1998 has come to symbolize the plight of the LGBTQ community in America, were interred at the Washington National Cathedral Oct. 26.

More than 2,000 people gathered at the Episcopal cathedral, the second-largest cathedral in the country, to celebrate Shepard’s life, mourn his death and honor his memory.

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Cathedral agrees to baptize gay couple’s son

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Orlando – A local couple is moving forward with their son’s baptism after being told that the church was postponing it due to them being gay.

Rich McCaffrey and his husband, Eric, met with Bishop Greg Brewer, the Diocese of Central Florida, after a Facebook post stated the church had prevented the McCaffrey’s son, Jack, from being baptized because “the congregation opposed” it.

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Church postpones child’s baptism because he has two dads

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An Orlando gay couple took to social media when their child was turned away from baptism at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Luke because they are gay.

Rich McCaffrey and his husband Eric were to have their son, Jack, baptized before the church congregation of St. Luke’s on April 19, but instead were notified three days before that the church forbade the ceremony.

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Pittsburgh Episcopals OKs same-sex certificates

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh says its clergy may sign marriage certificates between same-sex couples.

The new rule is spelled out in a recent open letter to the diocese from Bishop Dorsey McConnell, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Aug. 5.

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