Wednesday, 11 July 2018
A proposal containing two optional statements on same-gender marriages is to go before the Uniting Church in Australia National Assembly.
One statement preserves the 1997 position that marriage is between a man and a woman.
But a second statement says that marriage is between two people.
If the proposal is accepted Gay Marriages will be celebrated in the Uniting Church.
This is a major move for the Church.
And it is great news for the Gay Community who have been told that God hates them.
The celebration of Gay Marriages is a positive step that would help to redress years of persecution by the Church.
If we can spread the good news that not all God's Churches preach gay-hate then we may go a little way towards realizing the truth:
God loves gay people as they are.
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