Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Anglican Church votes in favor of same-sex marriage (Nigeria)

From Nigeria-

The blessing of same-sex marriage in the Anglican Church of New Zealand has just been approved.
Previously, priests were forbidden from offering this kind of blessing. They faced disciplinary action if they disobeyed.

This has all changed thanks something called "Motion 29," a resolution that recognizes "the Church's teaching on the nature of marriage [which] is to affirm marriage as between a man and a woman"; but allows priests to offer "a non-formulary service."

Reacting to the resolution, the Secretary-General of the Anglican Communion, Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, said, "There has been a long, prayerful process in the province in reaching this point with deeply-held convictions on both sides of the debate. I hope and believe that this resolution recognized that difference without division is possible."

According to Premier, the Synod of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia voted in favor for priests to be allowed to bless gay civil marriages or civil unions as long as it is not conducted in the church.

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