A local bishop is banning same-sex marriage in his churches.
Albany Episcopal Diocese Bishop William Love announced the declaration in a statement on the churches’ website. Love says in a statement said that he disagrees with a resolution passed by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church earlier this year.
The resolution allows same-sex marriages in Episcopal Churches nationwide starting Dec. 2.
Bishop Love said that he is not doing this out of “mean-spiritedness or hatred,” but believes that “The Episcopal Church and Western Society have been hijacked by the ‘Gay Rights Agenda,'” and calls upon his fellow bishops to rethink their decisions as well.
Bishop Love also says in the eight-page letter that “Satan is having a heyday bringing division into the Church over these issues.”