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Vicar takes stand for gay couples at Synod

Wed 11 Jul 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News

“Heterosexuals do not have a monopoly on Christ-like love, on the love we hold up as an ideal in matrimony. So, we need to have a korero about this,” has been the message from St-Matthews-in-the-City Vicar Glynn Cardy at the Anglican General Synod in Fiji. Following his address, the synod passed his resolution that “asks Episcopal Units to hold conversations in our church and with the wider community about the nature of marriage”. “It passed by a huge majority. But please note it was a commitment to talk, to do our theological homework. It wasn't an endorsement of same gender marriage,” Cardy reports from Fiji. You can read more on the debate in Anglican Taonga here. The diocese of Waiapu’s motions on marriage and ordination of priests will be discussed this morning.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 11th July 2012 - 9:48am

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