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Dear Ones,

Sad ruling today in my mind and heart, and our Presiding Bishop says it best.


Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues statement on Fulton v. Philadelphia

June 17, 2021

My heart is with my LGBTQ siblings in light of today’s ruling by the Supreme Court in Fulton v. Philadelphia.

For us, the affirmation of equal rights for all people is a moral and religious conviction; it is grounded in the Bible, which declares that all people have been created equally in the image of God.

LGBTQ siblings, we stand with you in this moment, and we continue to affirm that you are — and have always been — a blessing to our church. But above all, you are children of God with the entire human family. The struggle does not end here; the work goes on, and we are committed to the fullness of human equality and to building a just future that is free from discrimination against LGBTQ people.

We are also concerned for the impact of this ruling on the foster care system, in which so many Episcopalians offer shelter and care to vulnerable children, many of whom are LGBTQ themselves. It is important to remember that the New Testament teaches that “religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress. . .” (James 1:27).

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

More information on the brief The Episcopal Church submitted to the Supreme Court can be found here.

Presiding Bishop’s Statement on Fulton vs. Philadelphia

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