Archived from the original on 21 August Douglas Torr also came out to his congregation in Johannesburg. Specifically, he demanded to know if Church of England clergy who married a same-sex partner would be disciplined or defrocked. The organization in June won a favorable King County Court ruling in the lawsuit brought by Matthew Woods, the rejected job-seeker. Sincesome conservative Global South provinces have appointed missionary bishops to the United States and Canada to provide pastoral oversight to disaffected Anglicans. However, this is not legally binding. The conclusion of the document listed questions for reflection.
Although the Church of Ireland does not currently offer marriage or blessing rites, the guidelines allow priests to offer pastoral prayers on behalf of the newly married couples.
Homosexuality and the Anglican Communion
Inthe Diocese of New Westminsterin the Anglican Church of Canadapermitted the blessing of same-sex unions. Archived from the original on 4 June St John's at Waterloo. Sexual orientation and the Anglican Church of Canada exist within a strictly Canadian context. The Diocese of Toronto. Retrieved 28 March Historic actions, structural changes" 7 July
For a time, the couple attended EastLake Community Church in Bothell, an evangelical church whose pastor suddenly declared the church affirming in How should I respond if my child comes out to me? Retrieved 12 April Archived from the original on 27 April In"the majority of Bishops who voted during the whole passage of the Civil Partnerships Act through [the] Lordships' House were in favour of civil partnerships. In general, the church recognises four viewpoints ranging from opposition to acceptance of same-gender relationships. What can church leaders do to help same-sex attracted Christians?