Synod Defeats Windsor's Moratorium on Blessing; Change Would Have 'Pre-Empted' Debate
Malton, Mel, Anglican Journal
One of the first skirmishes on same-sex issues took place early in General Synod as members defeated a motion that would have called on dioceses to comply with a moratorium on blessing ceremonies for gay couples.
The vote came on an amendment to a motion to accept the church's response to the Windsor Report, an international document exploring how the worldwide Anglican Communion can live with disagreements.
Those speaking against the amendment said it would preempt the discussion scheduled for later in Synod on whether dioceses should be allowed to offer the blessing ceremonies. (The socalled "local option" motion for dioceses was later defeated by the bishops, …
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Publication information: Article title: Synod Defeats Windsor's Moratorium on Blessing; Change Would Have 'Pre-Empted' Debate. Contributors: Malton, Mel - Author. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 133. Issue: 6 Publication date: June-July 2007. Page number: GS4. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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