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NC Episcopal Bishops unite against Amendment One

The three Bishops leading the Episcopal Church in North Carolina have signed a joint statement against Amendment One.

The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, Diocese of North Carolina; the Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, III, Diocese of East Carolina; and the Rt.Rev. G. Porter Taylor, Diocese of Western North Carolina; co-authored the joint letter and encouraged clergy to study what they see as likely impacts should the amendment pass.

“We oppose Amendment One because it is unjust and it does not respect the dignity of every human being in the State of North Carolina. If passed, it will harm not only law-abiding gay and lesbian citizens but other men, women and innocent children in our state,” reads one excerpt from the letter.

Another excerpt states:

 

 

 

 

To read the full letter, click here.

4 Comments

  1. david esmay

    April 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    While I’m not religious, in fact I’m completely against it, I am glad to see clergy with the cajones to openly oppose this crap legislation, and the spines to do it publically.

  2. Celia Hartnett

    April 25, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    This is what makes me proud to be an Episcopalian. It doesn’t take a Biblical scholar to know that Jesus taught us to love one another. There is no room for homophobia (or racism or sexism) in a religion that claims to follow his teachings. Thank you, bishops, and thanks to all the clergy who fight hatred in the public and private sector.

  3. Chris

    April 26, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Here’s a picture of Bishop Curry and other Episcopal clergy wearing their “Vote Against” shirts.

  4. Carol Ciresi

    May 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I just wish those that oppose this amendment would be as loving and kind to those of a different opinion as they claim to be. I dont hate anyone.