Anglican Samizdat

May 11, 2009

Anglican Church of Canada: a predictable report on the theological justification of same-sex marriage

The entire nonsense it here for those who would like to subject themselves to it.

Interestingly, the preface contains the following:

Faith Worship and Ministry first sought, and then received, clarification from CoGS that the subject is the marriage of same-sex couples, not all legally qualified persons. The church wants to reserve the right to define for itself who the proper subjects of marriage are, rather than leave this to the state.

And buried inside we find this:

Canadian civil law has provided for the marriage of same-sex couples since 2005. The church, in applying the doctrine of marriage in this context, understands the purposes of marriage delineated in Paragraph 1 of the Preface to relate equally, though not identically, to these new circumstances. Such marriages provide for mutual fellowship, support and comfort. They are also open to the care and upbringing of children. For those who understand themselves to be so called, such a relationship provides an environment in which sexuality may serve personal fulfilment in a community of faithful love.

The second quote appeals to the state for creating the context where the ACoC is being nudged to accept all those who are legally married. By the time the preface was written, someone must have caught on to the trap the ACoC had set for itself: polygamy might be next.

So now the ACoC “wants to reserve the right to define for itself who the proper subjects of marriage are”. The reason for this is fairly simple: there are numerous ACoC homosexual clergy, relatives, friends and hangers-on who need to justify their behaviour and they don’t give a fig for future importunate polygamists whom they are quite prepared to leave out in the cold – heartless bunch.

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1 Comment

  1. “The church wants to reserve the right to define for itself who the proper subjects of marriage are, rather than leave this to the state.”

    Actually, I think they should leave it to God.

    Comment by Ellie M. — May 11, 2009 @ 8:09 pm


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