Article Title:Baptist working group: how to have your say
Category:Features
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com staff
Published on:10th June 2014 - 09:19 am
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Story ID:15213
Text:Both current and former Baptists are being urged to make submissions to a working party to look at the Church’s stance on same-sex marriages. A guide has been put together for people who want to have their say. Baptist Union of NZ has announced a working party to look into The “position in relation to same-sex relationships” The “position in relation to same-sex marriage” The “autonomy of local Baptist churches and limits thereof, particularly in relation to the issue of same-sex marriage” Written submissions by “congregations, boards/groups and individuals within the Baptist Churches of NZ” have been requested no later than Sunday 31st August 2014. Background: The last Baptist Assembly “Diversity, The Gathering 2013” was asked to retrospectively ratify an instruction from the Executive Council to the effect that no NZ Baptist Church may host and no NZ Baptist minister can perform a same-sex marriage   
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