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Michigan Episcopalians on marriage

Timothy Kincaid

March 25th, 2014

What do you do if the Speakers for Jesus speak words that reflect the message of no Jesus that you know? If you are Episcopal Bishops in Michigan, you take to the papers. (Detroit Free Press)

As Christians, we cannot be silent as our state’s highest laws discriminate against segments of our society based on the personal biases of those in power, particularly when a majority of Michigan’s population now supports marriage equality. To remain silent is to be complicit in the decline of our society through demonizing unprotected minorities, segregation based on sexual preference, denial of benefits to selected groups, and fear-based prejudice. Our continued silence can lead only to further discrimination, bullying and other forms of physical, emotional and spiritual violence.

Amen

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JCF
March 26th, 2014 | LINK

And Amen!

Loves me my Episcopal Church [NB: the Episcopal bishops in Michigan opposed the SSM ban when it was on the ballot back in '04. I was there.]

L. C. Burgundy
March 26th, 2014 | LINK

Bishop Gibbs is my bishop, and he and the Michigan Episcopal bishops have been strong defenders of the basic civil and human rights of all. The usual suspects on the right complain about these statements as political correctness or pandering, but in reality the Episcopal Church has paid quite a bit for their courage and outreach on this and other topics. God bless them.

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