Click here for directions to the diocesan office. As of Advent I, , all clergy in Southern Virginia may use the trial rites for marriage — including same-gender marriage - without permission from the office of the Bishop. The normal diocesan requirements for marriage after divorce will continue to apply as before. For obvious pastoral reasons, it is recommended that all clergy continue be diligent in their efforts to hold thoughtful theological conversations about same-gender marriage with parish leadership — especially if the use of such rites has not yet been introduced to the parish. As has always been the case, parish clergy with primary authority rector, priest in charge, etc. In other words, no clergy person in the Episcopal Church is obliged to perform any particular marriage.
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From her early twenties, Shields was dealing with the fact that she was a lesbian. She grew up in religiously conservative church in eastern Texas where the choice was to be Christian or gay. But her faith in God and theology never wavered. Around three years back, Shields, a religion major in college, was very active with a church in Richmond. Her minister was aware of her being a lesbian and seemed supportive at first.
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The second-largest Protestant denomination in the country is facing the prospect of mass defections and acts of defiance after delegates at a conference in St. After three days of intense discussions at the General Conference Special Session, 56 percent of the delegates in attendance voted in favor of a proposal by conservatives called Traditional Plan, which upholds the church's stance prohibiting LGBTQ members from being ordained and does not permit same-sex couples to be married. Warren, who is gay and was in the process of becoming ordained, called the vote "incredibly painful.