All rights reserved. Gunning recalled the initial conversation among members of the church vestry inthe same year the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland granted its clergy the ability to perform same-sex weddings. Independent carriers needed to deliver newspapers in and around the Frederick, MD area. On your next view you will be asked to log in to your registered account or create an account to receive 6 more articles over the next 30 days. He said he got a number of responses within a day from pastors throughout the area saying, "Yes, we have to talk about this.
It's been two months since Oregon has joined other states in allowing same-sex marriage.
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He was quoted in a similar story on the church's response as saying, "The church should be in the business of strengthening committed couples.