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New Zealand: Presbyterian Church to defy its governing body and perform same-sex marriages

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  1. Oh a churcjh with some common sense for once! May we hope that this leads to others doing the same!

  2. Right On! Thank you!
    Oh, and to the other groups:
    Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Orthodox Jews, Catholics, Anglicans, and Baptists and other small denominations… Shame!
    History will remember you.

    1. Cardinal Capone 9 Oct 2012, 1:03pm

      Buddhists rule!

      1. Cardinal Capone 9 Oct 2012, 1:04pm

        Or rather, Buddhists rock!

  3. religion, the ‘GREAT DISCRIMINATOR!!!!!

  4. With marriage equality, the couple has a choice on one of the most important days of their lives – celebrate with fellow church-members or get some government bureaucrat to mumble some words and hand them a piece of paper. Churches like this are showing how to stay in touch with their community to stay relevant.

  5. Craig Young 9 Oct 2012, 5:14am

    I should note that NZ’s Presbyterians have been in a steep membership nosedive since the denomination was taken over by fundamentalists and dumbed down.

    Fortunately, there are still some rebels left…

    1. Cardinal Capone 9 Oct 2012, 1:06pm

      Have they been steeplejacked by the NAR crowd?

  6. Do I detect a ‘fracture’?

    I hope so!

  7. GingerlyColors 9 Oct 2012, 8:01am

    Give homophobia the (Wellington) boot!

  8. Great news.

    I was surprised that in the Scottish consultation, very few respondents complained about the “double lock” which will make pro-gay rebellions by individual churches impossible in Scotland.

    The double lock is good politics, but it seems to me to be illogical and unnecessary, and it will stifle internal discussion within churches.

    Presumably the New Zealand Presbyterians will now demand a double lock be introduced to the NZ Bill. I hope they don’t get it.

    1. Cardinal Capone 9 Oct 2012, 1:07pm

      What is a double lock?

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