Bishop Sticking To His Guns

Cali Episcopal Diocese Embraces Gays

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Breaking from the national Episcopal’s “gay restraint,” the California Diocese vowed to continue blessing same-sex unions. Bishop Marc Andrus said in a written statement:

I will continue to represent the Diocese in the ongoing Church and Communion-wide conversations on the full inclusion of LGBT people. I think the resolution properly augments my pastoral goal of caring alike for all of the people of the diocese, not reinforcing damaging distinctions.

The move should come as no surprise: Andrus has continually fought for gay rights and supports openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson, whose ascension sparked the international row.