A bishop in the US Episcopal Church has announced his resignation after a disciplinary panel found him guilty of violating canon law over his refusal to permit same-sex marriage blessings in his diocese.
The panel concluded last month that the Bishop of Albany, William Love, violated Resolution B012, a measure passed by the Church in 2018 requiring all Episcopal dioceses to permit same-sex marriage blessings.
Soon after the resolution was passed, Love responded by instructing clergy in the Diocese of Albany that they were not to perform same-sex blessing ceremonies.
"Jesus is calling the Church to follow His example. He is calling the Church to have the courage to speak His Truth in love about homosexual behavior â€” even though it isn't politically correct," his 2018 letter stated. ...