Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Southern Africa Rejects Blessings for Same-Sex Marriages

From All Africa-

The provincial synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has voted against the introduction of blessing services for same-sex marriages. The motion, from the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, required a simple majority in all three houses of the synod (laity, clergy and bishops) along with an overall two-thirds majority of the whole synod. But it was rejected in all three houses and failed to get anywhere near the two-thirds overall majority.

"From those figures you will see the strongest support, albeit a minority, came from the laity, and the least strong from the bishops," the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, said afterwards "We live in a democracy, our Church has strongly advocated democracy, and people on all sides of the debate have to accept the result.

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