"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;" - 2 Timothy 4:3
(CBS) - The National Cathedral is pealing its church bells, along with some other Washington churches, to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decisions on gay marriage.
Cathedral spokesman Richard Weinberg said the bells rang at noon Wednesday for 45 minutes to an hour. Bells also rang at other Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Unitarian and other Christian churches.
The cathedral scheduled a prayer service for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families Wednesday at 7 p.m. to celebrate the ruling.
In a statement, the cathedral’s dean, the Rev. Gary Hall, says the church is ringing its bells “to celebrate the extension of federal marriage equality to all the same-sex couples modeling God’s love in lifelong covenants.”
Hall says the ruling should serve as a call for Christians to embrace religious marriage equality. - CBS: National Cathedral Rings Bells to Cheer Gay Marriage
Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Gets A Supreme Court Win; SF Celebrates
Exactly how soon same-sex marriage licenses would again be issued remained unclear though. Supreme Court rulings normally take effect after 25 days and Brown’s order, a copy of which was sent to CBS San Francisco, seemed to follow what would be a late July timetable. - Full Read: CBS: Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Gets A Supreme Court Win; SF Celebrates