ARTICLE

Episcopal Church Removes Terms Husband & Wife To Be More Gay-Friendly

News Image By PNW Staff June 14, 2018
Share this article:

The American Episcopal Church has continued its process of radical liberalization by altering the standardized version of the marriage vows to remove any use of the terms "husband" and "wife" so as not to offend same-sex couples they marry. 

Any references to procreation will also be removed in an effort to appease homosexual couples whose unions cannot produce children. Since the change is being adopted as a church-wide policy, its effect won't be restricted only to the same-sex couples that are wed by the Episcopal Church, but will, instead, extend to all new couples.


The response to this move away from Biblical teachings and towards radical inclusiveness was met with a sharp response from the Church of England in October when the Secretary General William Nye wrote to the American church, asking them to re-evaluate their position or risk the Church of England cutting ties with the American church. 

Now the church, in its efforts to appease gender activists, risks a further schism if it goes ahead with this proposed change to the wording in the Book of Common Prayer.

The U.K. newspaper, The Telegraph, reported, "The new service removes the phrase 'the union of husband and wife' and replaces it with 'the union of two people'. It also replaces the section which talks about part of God's intention for marriage being 'for the procreation of children', with the phrase 'for the gift of children', to make it more relevant for same-sex couples who may wish to adopt."

Yet the Church of England is far from united in support of Biblical theology either, as 30 of the 483 members of the Anglican Church's synod, including the Bishop of Buckingham, have declared themselves in support of the pro-homosexual changes in the Episcopal Church's common prayer. 


The opinions of these church officials are now in opposition to the Anglican Church's official position, along with an Anglican LGBT advocacy group known as One Body One Faith.

One Body One Faith went so far as to write an open letter to Secretary Nye. In their letter, they condemn Nye for his traditional stance on Biblical teachings and call the pro-homosexuality policies of the American church "courageous, just and Christ-like." 

It refers to the Church of England's support for traditional views on sexuality a "refusal to listen" and the "single biggest missional disaster of our generation," and even goes so far as to refer to the Anglican church leadership as a "group of Christians who profess the love of Christ but seem incapable of recognizing it in the loving, committed, relationships of two people."

The American Episcopal Church, loosely under the leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Anglican Church, has come under increased pressure from LGBT 'Christians' who claim that various aspects of doctrine and church tradition are offensive or discriminatory. 



From openly LGBT priests serving in the church to fully embracing homosexual marriage, the Episcopal Church has quite rapidly shifted its stance on homosexuality from that of the Bible and Christian tradition to embracing a secular agenda of moral relativism. 

With the rewriting of the church-wide marriage vows, this accommodation will be felt not just by LGBT members of the church, but by all who will now be reminded that references to wives, husbands and procreation are considered too Godly and too Biblical for the postmodern Episcopalian Church to tolerate.


Other News

May 23, 2019Floods & Drought Devastate Crops Around The Planet - Global Food Crisis Coming?

It looks like global food production could be well below expectations in 2019, and that could spell big trouble in the months ahead....

May 23, 2019New Concerns About Health Effects As 5G Networks Go Up Nationwide

Even though many in the scientific community are loudly warning about the potential health effects that 5G technology could have on the ge...

May 23, 2019Asleep At The Wheel? Fewer Pastors Concerned About Religious Liberty

According to a recent Barna survey, "a plurality of the general population believes freedom of religion in the U.S. is worse than it was 1...

May 23, 2019Poll: Half Of American Adults Expect War With Iran Within Next Few Years

While Americans are more concerned about Iran as a security threat to the United States now than they were last year, few would be in favo...

May 22, 2019On The Edge Of Disaster: Majority Of Americans Living Paycheck To Paycheck

When the next recession strikes, millions of Americans that suddenly lose their jobs could find themselves facing financial disaster almos...

May 22, 2019Iran's Proxy War Is The Real Problem

While a full-scale war with Iran does not appear likely in the near future, low-intensity conflict against the West and its allies already...

May 22, 2019What Progressives Actually Mean By "Tolerance"

Progressives conflate behaviors with people, and then demand that we stop condemning certain behaviors because that is hateful to the peop...

Get Breaking News