Tag: same sex marriage

DRC judgment doesn’t force all churches to marry gays, but sets dangerous precedent

Last Friday a full bench of the Pretoria High Court ruled that a 2016 decision by the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) Synod to reverse its 2015 decision to remove the celibacy requirement for homosexual ministers and to solemnise same-sex civil unions, was both procedurally and constitutionally unlawful. While technically nothing […]

Parliament succumbing to tyranny of identity politics, political correctness — Ryan Smit

Cause For Justice founder and director Ryan Smit responds to the National Assembly’s passing of the Civil Union Amendment Bill which makes it impermissible for state-employed marriage officers to refuse to marry same-sex couples on grounds of conscience, religion or belief. National Assembly adopts the Civil Union Amendment Bill (B11B-2018) […]

Use right to comment on same-sex marriage bill, urges FOR SA

Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) strongly encourages South Africans to use their democratic right to make a written submission to parliament on the Civil Union Amendment Bill, which compels state marriage officers to solemnise same-sex weddings regardless of their religious convictions. Written submissions on the revised bill — which […]

New Zealand’s Anglican Church to bless same-sex marriages

Originally published in Christian Today New Zealand’s Anglican Church will bless same-sex relationships after a landmark vote yesterday morning. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia stopped short of permitting gay marriages in church but will allow ministers to bless couples in same-sex civil marriages or civil unions. […]