Saturday, December 6, 2014

Finns quit Church over gay marriage

From The Church Times-

THOUSANDS of churchpeople resigned their membership of the Finnish Lutheran Church last week in protest at its Archbishop's support for same-sex marriage.

In a vote in the Finnish parliament on 28 November, prompted by a citizens' petition, legislators voted in favour of gay marriage - the last Nordic country to do so.

The Archbishop of Turku & Finland, the Most Revd Kari Mäkinen, Primate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, to which 75 per cent of Finns belong, wrote on Facebook: "I know how much this day means to the rainbow community.

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