Two lesbian Episcopal priests kicked off the New Year by marrying in Massachusetts, the Christian Post website reports today.
The Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, dean and president of Episcopal Divinity School, and Mally Lloyd, canon to the Ordinary, married on New Year's day at St. Paul's Cathedral in Boston in front of some 400 guests. The Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, solemnized the marriage.
For orthodox Anglicans, the lesbian union was another act of defiance.
"This is another action of reckless disregard for the life of the Anglican Communion and the authority of the Bible by the Episcopal Church," the Rt. Rev. David Anderson, president and CEO of the American Anglican Council, said.