National Cathedral to begin holding gay marriages

“I read the Bible as seriously as fundamentalists do,” Hall told the AP. “And my reading of the Bible leads me to want to do this because I think it’s being faithful to the kind of community that Jesus would have us be.”

Celebrating same-sex weddings is important beyond the Episcopal Church, Hall said. Church debate is largely settled on the matter, allowing for local decisions, he said. The move is also a chance to influence the nation.

“As a kind of tall-steeple, public church in the nation’s capital, by saying we’re going to bless same-sex marriages, conduct same-sex marriages, we are really trying to take the next step for marriage equality in the nation and in the culture,” Hall said.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • schreib

    I really feel like gagging.

  • schreib

    The Episcopal church is now an apostate church and outside orthodox christianity

    • Neiman

      Actually, it has been an apostate Church for a long time. Once they first compromised the Gospel and winked at sin, convincing themselves that it was the way to show Christian Love; step by step they compromised with the world. This is just part and parcel of their fall from grace and into the hands of Satan.

      • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

        They will all burn in hell with Mother Teresa, huh Old Pal?

        • Neiman

          You are such a damned liar.

          I never said Mother Theresa would burn in hell, but the truth is not in you, you piece of filth.

          I see that you are ever about like your father in hell seeking souls to devour and drag into hell with you – you scum.

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            Neiman, the hypocrite:

            I never said Mother Theresa would burn in hell…

            …Mother Theresa sacrificed much to help the starving poor of India, but if she was not born again of the Spirit of Christ, she is in hell today and her good works in this life only lessen the severity of her torments.

            Ya know, Old Pal, you just might be in for some burning yourself.
            Watch out now.

          • Neiman

            First, you are a non-Christian, admitted, so how do you escape hell without Christ? You never answer that question, because you are a coward and a liar. You deceive people by pretending to be something you are not and you NEVER answer questions at all, let alone honestly, because you know the answers will expose you for the lying filth you are.

            Next, do you understand the word IF, it is a condition, if this or if that then . . .. So, I never said she was, I said IF she was not born again of the Spirit – the absolute minimum condition for Salvation, which you are not thus Born Again, then we know the result of her failure by the Bible and yours.

            Your copy paste here failed, as do all your copy/pastes because it was based on lies, your lies, as the child of Satan. YOU FAILED TO PROVE YOUR DAMNABLE LIE!

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            I never said Mother Theresa would burn in hell…

            if she was not born again of the Spirit of Christ, she is in hell

            Dance, Old Pal, dance!

          • Neiman

            I am not your pal LIAR.

            I told the TRUTH – you deliberately, knowingly LIED it is just that simple. You were conceived in sin and gave your heart to Satan – don’t blame anyone else – it was your free will choice.

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