This is really scary. The task force developing resources for same sex blessings in the Episcopal church today completed a two day meeting in Atlanta. They have posted videos of the meeting, and I would call session 3 to your attention. If you can endure the first 8 minutes and 30 seconds then you will get to the results of their survey on what is going on right now in the Episcopal church and if people and clergy want "educational materials" for their congregation. Here are some of the results of this "survey."
Has your congregation had same gender blessings in your parish?The scary thing is that "preparation process" and the example of how a New Hampshire curmudgeon was converted through the power of "conversation." (minute 4:15)
23.2% said yes
Of those 55.2% engaged in a congregation education process before doing the blessing.
55.6% say they do not need educational material before doing same gender blessings.
25.5% do prepare same gender couples before a blessing.
66% Prepare same gender couples the same way they prepare mixed gender couples.
Here are the top three dioceses who sent in responses.
3rd place with 24 respondants Diocese of Western Michigan
2nd place with 31 respondants Diocese of Ohio
1st place with 69 respondants Diocese of SC! (see it at minute 15:30) They win the stuffed monkey! WHEEEEEHAH