Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality Based on URCNA’s Church Order

 

LGBTI UP DilimanIn 2011, Metropolitan Community Church of Metro Baguio, a liberal, ecumenical church in the Philippines, held a same-sex wedding ceremony for ten couples. Since same-sex marriage is illegal in the city as well as in the country, they were declared null and void and cannot be registered in the civil registry of marriages. So the event was never discussed seriously, and was soon forgotten.

But that was then. Now, since the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all states, the issue is getting more attention, especially from the liberal media, lawmakers, organizations, universities, and even churches.

The following is a proposed statement I wrote after the SC decision. This is still a work in progress, so comments from faithful churches and individuals are welcome.

Read more here.

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