Monday, March 7, 2016

For Indigenous Anglicans, Gay Marriage a Colonialism Issue: Bishops

From Canada-

A group of Indigenous Anglican Bishops have released a statement agreeing with Eastern Newfoundland Bishop Geoff Peddle that their community is on a different page when it comes to marriage equality, but not for the reasons you might think. VOCM's Andrew Hawthorn explains.

Gay Marriage isn't an issue of right or wrong in indigenous communities. It's an issue of colonial oppression.

That's according to three indigenous Bishops who released the statement declaring commitment to 'the traditional, spiritual, indigenous understanding of marriage'.

There are those on both sides of the issue who would say homosexuality was once treated one way or another by indigenous peoples, but the Bishops, expressing kinship and support of the LGBT community, point out as their culture was almost entirely erased, it is difficult to say what the traditional attitude really was.

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