Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bishop Offers Prayer and Hope for Utah Legislature

ON THE OPENING OF THE 2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN UTAH

As the legislature is in its first week, let us remember the Lord has commanded us to help those who are “the least among us.” I pray we remember those who are forced to live in fear, uncertainty or are marginalized by their documented status, by...
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EPISCOPAL DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE

unnamedWe are called to be advocates for those without a voice in matters of social justice. Bishop Hayashi invites all to join him for “Episcopal Day” at the Utah Legislature. This is a chance to talk to lawmakers about matters of social justice from a Christian...
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Bishop Issues Statement on Governor’s Support of Medicaid Expansion

openletterRecently, I have been on opposite sides of our Governor’s views on certain issues such as the recognition of marriage equality for all. I pray that none of us let such views overshadow a promise and a Christian expression of thanksgiving for his announcement concerning Medicaid Expansion. I give thanks today,...
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Bishop Hayashi issues statements on the Supreme Court stay on same-sex marriage (Jan. 6th) and Utah’s subsequent decision to not recognize previous same-sex marriages (Jan. 8th)

Statements by the Rt. Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, Bishop of Utah, the first issued Jan. 6th, 2014 after the Supreme Court stay The Supreme Court has placed a hold on the marriage of same sex couples in Utah. According to the report, the hold will stay in place until the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decides...
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