Webarchive template wayback links CS1 errors: UMC Bishops are elected for life. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America began officially allowing blessings of same-sex couples in late August, —though there were no explicit prohibitions before this point. By Ed Shaw Throughout church history wonderful theological clarity has come out of divisive theological controversy. The blessing of same-sex unions became a subject of media attention in the Vancouver area in May, when Bishop Michael Ingham of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster announced that he had given priests in some parishes the authority to bless gay and lesbian unions.
As of September 1,clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of New York have been authorized to officiate at same sex weddings.
List of Christian denominations affirming LGBT
This page was last edited on 11 Januaryat Eastern Orthodox [ citation needed ]. This section needs additional citations for verification. Firstly, the Council upheld the revocation of Irene Elizabeth Stroud 's clergy status for disclosing she is openly lesbian. Retrieved 26 August Athanasius and the early church councils, Martin Luther and the Reformation, Martin Luther King and the struggle for civil rights. Inthe Methodist Conference passed six resolutions on human sexuality see belowincluding a Resolution 6 which.
Archived from the original on 4 June The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Church makes it clear that experiencing feelings of same-sex attraction  is neither a choice,  a sin, nor the fault of the individual  and that celibate LGBT members can have a good standing in the Church. The Waldensian Evangelical Church became the first Italian Christian denominations to state its support to same-sex couples in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Once published the Windsor Report led to the calling by the Lambeth Commission for a moratorium on the blessing of same-sex unions, and recommended that bishops who have authorised such rites in the United States and Canada "be invited to express regret that the proper constraints of the bonds of affection were breached by such authorisation. Union of Utrecht of the Old Catholic Churches [ citation needed ].