Friday, July 17, 2009
Stand Firm *Preliminary* Results on C023 [Defense of Marriage Statutes] The Episcopal Church just passed a resolution asking its members to work against "defense of marriage" laws (generally State laws defining marriage as male-female). It is an absurd resolution, an absurd view of what the church is on earth to do, and an absurd display of the eccentric faction that runs the denomination today. BUT it appears that both lay and clergy South Dakota Deputies (the latter is a pleasant surprise!) were in the minority that voted against the resolution (in other words, Episcopalians in South Dakota should not be enlisted as cheap labor for activists to attack our State's traditional definition of marriage). If this report is accurate, I am thankful to our Deputation for taking a good stand.