As Orthodox Christians we bear a weighty burden in these troubled times. We must not only struggle to preserve our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit, we must bear witness to the Life-giving precepts of the Body of Christ to those outside Her holy confines – even and especially to those calling themselves “Christians.”
Supporters of same sex marriage argue that opponents of gay marriage have nothing to fear. Malcolm Turnbull has described those who claim legalising gay marriage would undermine the institution as ‘dripping with the worst sort of hypocrisy’. Federal Finance Minister Penny Wong says that ‘opponents of same sex marriage have nothing to fear.’
A statement from Federal MP Chris Bowen on his vote for the same-sex marriage bill.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, June 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The nation of Denmark has voted to force churches in the established Evangelical Lutheran Church to perform same-sex “marriage” ceremonies inside their sanctuaries, although one-third of all the denomination’s priests say they will not participate in such rituals.
PARLIAMENT will once again be embroiled in the controversial issue of gay marriage from today, as two separate private members’ bills to legalise same-sex marriage are debated in the House of Representatives, with a vote on the bills likely to come following the winter session of Parliament.
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Beloved in Christ,
We wish to inform you that the Canonical Hierararchs of the the Episcopal Assembly of Oceania, under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, are speaking up against same gender marriage.