(Washington-AP) -- The head of the Episcopal Church in Washington D-C says the Bible's condemnations of homosexual behavior are outdated. Bishop John Chane says the Scripture passages condemning homosexual acts are from the Old Testament and the apostle Paul, who he describes as a mid-life convert from Judaism to Christianity. He says the Old Testament was echoed by Paul and has been replaced by the love of Jesus reflected in the Gospels. Chane calls Paul's teaching "an early theology of the church which, in fact, has been in the process of changing." The Episcopal Bishop of Washington says he favors church ceremonies to bless gay couples and believes that the Holy Spirit guided the election of a gay bishop in New Hampshire.