Put your belt of truth on and get ready for the ride. In case you hadn’t heard, bishops and deputies at the Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention just gave a green light to what they are calling “gender-neutral marriage.” The abominable rite ushers gay marriage into the 1.8 million-member denomination and officially ushers the Episcopal Church into full-blown apostasy. The timing is certainly strategic with the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. (If you missed it, read my column: “Judgment or Awakening: My Response to America’s Great Fall.”)

The Episcopal Church’s move doesn’t come as much of a shock, but it’s a shame. Here’s the backstory: In 2012, Episcopalians authorized a “provisional rite” for the blessing of same-sex unions. That rite included an option for bishops in states where same-sex marriage was permitted to exercise “generous pastoral response” and allow use of the rite for same-sex marriage. FULL REPORT