Monday, June 15, 2015

Gympie Anglican church against same-sex boycott

From Australia-

GYMPIE'S Anglican church has distanced itself from a church official who backs potentially illegal boycotts of same sex marriages.

"He is not speaking on behalf of the Anglican Parish of Gympie," Reverend Andrew Cooper said.

Rev Cooper said there was great diversity of opinion within his congregations, and Christians needed to make a thoughtful conscience-based decision.

He was responding to a fellow minister's claim that the church should support even illegal boycotts by members who might refuse to provide services for same-sex marriages.

GYMPIE Rector Andrew Cooper yesterday said he would not support anyone telling Anglicans to break the law by refusing to serve gay clients.

Christian ethics activist and Melbourne minister Gordon Preece has called for the church to recognise the rights of people who may not wish to support or provide services to same-sex weddings.

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