Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has admitted that the Episcopal Church's suspension in January by the Anglican Communion for supporting gay marriage is fair, but said that it will not change their stance on the issue, the Christian Post website reports today (February 10, 2016).
"We're not changing -- so there shouldn't be an expectation that in the next three years the Episcopal Church is going to change," Curry said. "This is who we are," he added.
Anglican Communion leaders announced at a major meeting in January that they are suspending the Episcopal Church -- which is the Anglican Church in America -- for three years due to its 2015 vote to authorize same-sex marriage ceremonies in church.
"The traditional doctrine of the Church in view of the teaching of Scripture, upholds marriage as between a man and a woman in faithful, lifelong union. The majority of those gathered reaffirm this teaching," the Anglican Primates affirmed.