A Belfast Telegraph Article on the Church of Ireland General Synod

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A controversial motion to be put to the Church of Ireland’s General Synod stating that only sex within marriage is “normative” could lead to a “witch-hunt” against gay clergy, campaigners have said.

More than 20 gay, lesbian and bisexual Anglicans have signed a letter published in today’s Belfast Telegraph objecting to Resolution 8A, which states that marriage can only occur between one man and one woman for the “procreation and nurture of children”. It adds that monogamous marriage is the “only normative context for sexual relationships”.

Signatories argue that, if passed, Church members in same-sex relationships will be stigmatised.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesChurch of IrelandSexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessings

Posted May 10, 2012 at 7:46 am

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1. Br. Michael wrote:

Signatories argue that, if passed, Church members in same-sex relationships will be stigmatised.

Well it should pass and they should be stigmatized.  Only a degenerate society could spout the claptrap that sex between married men and women is controversial.  Of course it’s normal and that’s were babies come from.  Same sex coupling is always sterile.

May 10, 9:29 am | [comment link]
2. evan miller wrote:

I’m with you Br. Michael.  Church members in same-sex sexual relationships should be stigmatized.

May 10, 10:16 am | [comment link]
3. Milton wrote:

“Church members in same-sex relationships” should never get to the point of being stigmatized, since the term is an oxymoron, rather like “ice-cold infernos”.

May 10, 10:58 am | [comment link]

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