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June 20, 2021

Bishop Knisely’s statement on marriage equality in Rhode Island

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] A statement by Bishop Knisely, sent this morning to all active Episcopal clergy in Rhode Island, with a cover letter that reiterates:“As your Bishop I respect and honor your right to disagree with me. A key part of what it means to be a member of the Episcopal Church is that, as long as we all agree that we believe Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, we can hold varied and diverse opinions on most other issues and still meet each other in Christ at God’s altar.”Statement on Marriage Equality Legislation in Rhode IslandAs the Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island, I support the bill before the General Assembly that would allow same-sex couples to marry in our state, not in spite of my Christian faith, but because of it.Episcopalians are not unanimous in our views, but in the Episcopal Church we find our unity in common prayer, not in common opinion. Even so, through many years of prayerful discussion, the majority of Christians in the Episcopal Church have come to believe that it is possible, and even common, for two people of the same-sex to live covenanted, faithful lives together in service to God, just as people in traditional marriages do. We have also learned that it is possible to protect the consciences of those who disagree within our church and still live together in community.Part of what informs my opinion is that before I became a priest and then a bishop, I was a scientist. So I know the importance of trusting evidence that we see with our own eyes. I have seen what St. Paul describes as the fruits of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) in the married lives of two men and of two women. I have seen relationships that are loving, mutual, and monogamous and that have lasted a lifetime. Jesus tells us that we must test each tree by looking at the goodness of its fruit (Luke 6:43-45). Across our congregations and communities, I can see the goodness of gay and lesbian couples and their families.The Episcopal Church has been blessed for many years by the life and ministry of gay and lesbian couples, both lay and ordained. I have seen how they contribute to the common good of a congregation and a community by creating stable, loving homes. As a new citizen of Rhode Island, I am eager to see our state legislature join many others across the country in passing legislation to ensure civil marriage equality. I believe it is time for the State of Rhode Island to extend marriage equality to all of its citizens. I urge the legislature to pass House Bill 5015.The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas KniselyBishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Jan 19, 2013 Mark Wells says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Same-Sex Marriage David Yarbrough says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Michael McCoy, M.Div. says: January 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm Agreed. If they remove the log from their own eyes then they might see our situation differently as well. January 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm The debate within the Episcopal Church of same sex marriage has developed into a subject of such proportions that it will be the center of passionate debate for centuries to come. The question of right or wrong, sin or righteousness ultimately is not the Church’s to decide. The institution will be led / driven to a point of acceptance or rejection by the attitude and behavior of the people that endure and support it. As in the past groups will follow their collective sense of biblical teaching, traditional restrictions and personal. But reunion of this magnitude requires understanding that comes from observation over much time and interaction with differing groups. The unity of the Body of Christ is not defined by clever argument. It’s found in the service of the individual member–not in committee meetings or document written on parchment. Unity is service to the poor, hungry and disenfranchised as the directive of Christ tell us, and remember, he anticipated differing opinions when he commented on dramatic family discord. So, we will live with our opinions, survive occasional arguments and accusations of being “unbelievers” and attempt to live within our understanding of the meaning of Christ–not the aftermath of human creation of rules and regulations. Press Release Service John M Stevenson says: Rector Belleville, IL Donald Caron says: Comments are closed. Comments (12) January 21, 2013 at 10:05 pm Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely, Beautifully written, compassionate letter. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA January 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm Until the Roman Catholic Church gets its own house in order, they have no business sticking their noises in ours. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Human Sexuality, January 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm Well you certainly are at odds with Bishop Tobin, the Diocese of Providence and the Catholic Church! An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Tags January 21, 2013 at 12:55 am Well spoken, thank you. I have printed this to keep in my purse as to have an intelligent response when needed on this subject. I’m tickled pink to have found your article. My dear sweet Mum, Truda Kelly Hansen, God rest her soul; raised us to love everybody because the Bible said so. So we did. As a little girl, I grew up naive and could not fathom one not liking me. Mum and Father raised us to be thoughtful and kind and accepting of disabilities, and people of all kinds end of story. Mum never made a distinction between race, gender or same sex partners. It just was not allowed in our house and all were welcome at the table. Of course a rude awakening when first going to school not until we were 7. I have an identical twin who is my best friend. We were raised in the Anglican church and still belong to the Episcopal Church, St. James in Tigard Oregon that is so loving and supportive of your/our mission.Bless you my Brother in Christ, this indeed brings me great hope for us all!A refresher course in humanity if it were.Have a peaceful day and several moments of “Happy” all Glory to God.Colleen January 21, 2013 at 6:42 pm “noises” works well, too. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing January 22, 2013 at 12:59 am It is not just a matter of opinion. What is at stake is the support of the church for people who, as Bishop Knisely points out, are living lives that are, in fact, as good and as holy as are any other persons. In denying them access to the sacramental support of blessing and marriage, the church is denying them the additional grace to be a model for all married persons, and is empoverishing the Body of Christ. The scientific, scriptural and moral issues were long ago laid to rest in this matter. What remains is the social issue, which, like most social issues, will only be put to rest when there is a human face to encounter. The Rev. Stuart Smith says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL January 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm The Bishop well represents the cultural position of radical, autonomous individuality!Yet, a Bishop is supposed to uphold the Faith once delivered to the Saints, not style hisChristian sexual moral ethics to the perversities of the present age.I have met adulterers and fornicators who could be said to have many admirable qualities.That this bishop knows LGBT folk who have virtues is to say nothing about the biblical,Traditional, and Catholic understanding of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony to which heis supposed to be faithful as an overseer. May this bishop, and all who read his teachingbe sheltered and protected from the spiritual warfare that is raging in them…and allunawares! Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Chantal Andrews says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR January 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm Thank you Bishop Kelsey for your statement and prophetic spirit. I am reading it after President Obama’s Inauguration with his words of support for gay and lesbian people and after Louis Leon’s benediction, rector of St. John’s, Lafayette Square, the church of the presidents and a gay friendly congregation in a diocese that echoes President Obama’s words of justice and equality for all people. And “Amen” to Bishop’s Kelsey’s word. The church has been – and remains – blessed by the presence, witness, leadership and ministry of our GLBT clergy and lay members. Rector Smithfield, NC January 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm noses Brian A. MacFarland says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Bishop Knisely’s statement on marriage equality in Rhode Island Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Colleen KellyGinter says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 January 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm “Episcopalians are not unanimous in our views…”But anyone who challenges TEC’s charge down the slippery slope, disregarding the clear teaching of Scripture and acceding to the sinful demands of an increasingly perverse secular society, are aggressively disregarded, and forced to choose between the congregations they and their ancestors built and their integrity and spiritual health – and if their congregations, clergy, and Bishops challenge TEC they are declared anathema and dispossessed.Anyone who thinks TEC is tolerant of diverse opinions is blissfully unaware of reality. 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