Definitions

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  • adjective Not celibate; thus, engaging in sexual activity

Etymologies

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non- +‎ celibate

Examples

  • As the news of the Church's first openly gay, noncelibate priest to be consecrated as bishop reverberated throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion half a decade ago, so, too, did the news of his civil union.

    Irene Monroe: Say What? Lesbian Priests Marrying Each Other!

  • As the news of the Church's first openly gay, noncelibate priest to be consecrated as bishop reverberated throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion half a decade ago, so, too, did the news of his civil union.

    Irene Monroe: Say What? Lesbian Priests Marrying Each Other!

  • Last summer, leaders of the ELCA met in Minneapolis for a national convention where they voted to let individual churches hire noncelibate gay people as clergy as long as they are in committed relationships.

    Tom Brock, Hope Lutheran Church Reverend Who Attends Gay Support Group While Advocating Against Gay Clergy, Expected To Keep Job

  • Presbyterian leaders on July 8 voted on proposed constitutional changes to allow noncelibate gays and lesbians in committed relationships to serve in various church roles, and on whether to allow same-sex marriage.

    Corrections

  • Days later, the South East Asian province passed a resolution declaring that its bishops would no longer consider themselves in communion with any other Anglican bishops who ordain noncelibate homosexuals or bless same-sex unions.

    A House Divided

  • Retired Bishop Walter Righter, 72, has been charged by 10 bishops with knowingly ordaining a noncelibate homosexual, Barry Stopfel, as a deacon in 1990.

    A Bishop In The Dock

  • The title is fitting for the man whose June, 2003, election and consecration as the first openly gay and noncelibate bishop in the Episcopal Church sparked a worldwide uproar that continues to reverberate five years later.

    Short Takes

  • Their meltdown accelerated last Sunday with the consecration of Gene Robinson, a noncelibate gay man, as New Hampshire's bishop.

    The Limits Of Inclusiveness

  • They say consecration of a noncelibate gay bishop contravenes Scripture and 2,000 years of church teaching.

    The Limits Of Inclusiveness

  • Some would argue if there were a noncelibate priesthood you would have more priests entering and, therefore, that would be, that would address that issue of the shortage.

    CNN Transcript Apr 17, 2005

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