You can read the whole GAFCON press release and other news here.
Meanwhile, The Episcopal Church (USA) and others who like its money, such as the Anglican Church of Canada and even Anglicanism's cradle, The Church of England, are enthralled with
- Creating same-sex "marriage" (see here, and especially here.)
- Eliminating freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
Folks, you really need to wake up. This is not about nice people having nice little ceremonies. This is about a faction imposing its agenda on the majority, at the expense of long-cherished rights that protect all of us from government thought control and coercion. And it is about misrepresenting and degrading the witness of the church to the world.
In the public realm, homosexuals can use a variety of exisiting laws to obtain all the material benefits available to heterosexual couples. But having judges or bureaucrats declare this "marriage" is to ask for a moral, even religious judgment, and to force it on the public without recourse to persuasion and popular vote.
And as far as the church goes, this whole movement is a betrayal of what Christ teaches, what the Bible records, and what the vast majority of Christians believe.
To South Dakota's Libertarians and Progressives, I am more than a little curious: Would you give a small faction's symbolic demand more weight than the protections we are all suppossed to share under The Bill of Rights?