Bishop who leads Central Gulf Coast Episcopal diocese will bless same-sex unions

Although the spiritual leader of Pensacola-area Episcopal churches is conflicted, he has decided to authorize blessing same-sex unions.

The Rt. Rev. Philip M. Duncan II, bishop of the 63-congregation Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, stated in a letter to his flock of about 19,000 people: “I will consider each request for blessing individually, and I shall permit it where it has pastoral warrant.”

Duncan’s statement followed a decision by bishops at the Episcopal General Convention in Indianapolis this month to approve rites for gay and lesbian relationships….

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4 comments on “Bishop who leads Central Gulf Coast Episcopal diocese will bless same-sex unions

  1. Archer_of_the_Forest says:

    That will go over like a lead balloon in the Deep South.

  2. dwstroudmd+ says:

    Sun rises in East, sets in West. Dog bites man. Et cetera.

  3. Karen B. says:

    Does anyone know if the roll call vote on the SSB resolution has been posted anywhere? It would be interesting to see how all the bishops voted.

    If I recall correctly Philip Duncan voted against VGR’s consent back in 2003, but I guess his theology has changed in 9 years…

  4. David Keller says:

    #1 and 3, It probably speaks more to who is left in TEC, that a bishop in the deep South can get away with it.