A Local Article about the Approval of same sex blessings in East Tennessee

The decision to allow same-sex blessings did not surprise St. James Episcopal Reverend John Mark Wiggers.

“Our church was moving in this direction for a while and so I expected this to happen, that we would approve a rite of same-sex blessing,” he said.

He said the church’s evolution has also impacted whether some of it members stay loyal to its teachings.

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3 comments on “A Local Article about the Approval of same sex blessings in East Tennessee

  1. Archer_of_the_Forest says:

    This is going over like an absolute lead balloon in East Tennessee. I’ve had friends of mine who have never even been Episcopalian call me up, asking my opinion. (I haven’t lived in East Tennessee for almost 10 years, though my family still lives there.)

  2. MichaelA says:

    Archer, glad to hear it.

    I hope that orthodox Anglican churches in East Tenn. are not sucked into this liberal morass, but instead are emboldened to preach the true gospel fearlessly.

  3. Katherine says:

    Archer, my daughter is attending the AMiA/PEAR church you recommended on this blog last summer. She says they are very nice people. Perhaps this news will propel more people out of ECUSA churches and into Anglican ones.