Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Holy Trinity's Resolution

Yesterday I posted a story from the Toronto Star about Holy Trinity's resolution to continue blessing and marrying same-gender couples.

Here is a copy of the actual resolution...

Motion passed by the Church of the Holy Trinity
at a Special Vestry held May 27, 2007

The Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square,
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1B1, 416-598-4521

Whereas God finds a resting place in love genuinely expressed between two people;

Whereas Jesus' ministry embraced an inclusive solidarity with those who were alienated and excluded by the dominant culture of his day;

Whereas the Gospel value of loving one's neighbour involves acting with, not simply standing beside, those seeking justice;

Whereas providing an equal pastoral response to same-sex couples who present themselves for blessing or marriage as to couples of the opposite sex is a matter of conscience and integrity for the clergy and people of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto;

Whereas in 1976, through the conscience clause passed by General Synod regarding the ordination of women (permitting persons to continue to act
out of their conscience in ways no longer consistent with the General Synod), the Anglican Church of Canada recognized "the tolerability of
living with an anomaly";

Whereas General Synod 2007 is poised to make a decision as to the acceptability of the blessing of same-sex unions in the Anglican Church of

Be it resolved that the Church of the Holy Trinity will, with the intention of remaining in the Anglican Church of Canada and the communion, continue to exercise its conscience and bless same-sex unions and marry same-sex couples.

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