A Western Massachusetts Episcopal Church will stop performing wedding ceremonies. WFCR’s Tina Antolini has more.
In a recent sermon at Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst, the Reverend Robert Hirschfeld announced that his church would stop performing wedding ceremonies for heterosexual couples, until the Episcopal Church agreed to allow blessings of same-sex unions as well.
The decision comes as the national Episcopal Church is in conflict with the International Anglican Communion over how– and whether– it should recognize gay and lesbian relationships. The debate has been