The roots of the Anglican communion (and therefore the Episcopal Church) are so intertwined with the State that the inevitable result is the kind of unbiblical pseudo-theology presently on exhibition.
When Theologians are replaced by politicians (and worse, when theologians become politicians, more concerned with what’s politically feasible than theologically appropriate) then the only thing left is a ‘church’ in name only: a group cut loose from any sensible biblical mooring or theological propriety. Exhibit A-
The Episcopal Church has approved a blessing for same-sex couples, becoming the first major denomination to do so. Bishops at the church’s general convention in Indianapolis voted 111-41, with three abstentions, in favor of using a provisional rite for gay couples for the next three years, reports the AP. The convention also approved new measures to prevent discrimination against transgendered clergy candidates and church members. The rite, called “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant,” includes a clause stating that nobody in the church will be forced to perform the ceremony. Dissenting bishops said the blessing would put the church “out of the Christian mainstream,” but Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde argued that it is needed to honor “lifelong same-sex couples” who “have served Christ and Christ’s mission in ways incalculable to measure.”
What God doesn’t join together, man has no business doing so.