New West Synod to Revisit Blessing Same-Sex Unions
The diocese of New Westminster's annual synod this month will again consider whether to ask Bishop Michael Ingham to allow the blessing in church of committed homosexual relationships.
Supporters see it as a legitimate response to the needs of gay and lesbian Anglicans and an important sign that homosexuals are respected and included in the church. Opponents, citing biblical restrictions against homosexuality, see it as a dangerous move away from traditional Anglicanism and orthodox Christianity.
Bishop Ingham, who supports the idea of blessing same-sex unions, said the issue "touches people's feelings at a deep level, a level not altogether rational." He added, …
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Publication information: Article title: New West Synod to Revisit Blessing Same-Sex Unions. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 127. Issue: 6 Publication date: June 2001. Page number: Not available. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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