Greater Cincinnati Area Episcopal priest quits over same sex union blessing issues

The Rev. Stockton Wulsin, pastor of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Evanston, resigned effective Sept. 30.

He told his congregation in a letter dated July 19 – the same day the church’s Vestry issued a letter to church members confirming that it had accepted the resignation.

In his letter, which Wulsin said was not intended for the public, the priest cited two reasons for his decision. “The Anglican Communion has been in a state of crisis for several years over the choice of the American Episcopal Church to ordain bishops living in openly homosexual relationships and to pronounce liturgical blessings on people living in same sex relationships.”

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2 comments on “Greater Cincinnati Area Episcopal priest quits over same sex union blessing issues

  1. MichaelA says:

    Good to see that yet another member of TEC has the courage to take a public stand. Pray that his witness will have impact, and that the Lord finds him a place where he and his family can continue to minister.

  2. Junkyarddawg says:

    Another man for all seasons; the church’s good servant, but God’s first. Well done, Fr. Wulsin, for this had to cost you something. You have sacrificed some measure of security for conscience’s sake, something that others who know better are too timid to risk. Thou art, indeed, a good and faithful servant!