Same-sex marriage furore

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THE FURORE over the Angli­can Church’s de­ci­sion to re­ject same-sex marriage looks likely to in­ten­sify, with its Pre­to­ria re­gion the lat­est to voice its un­hap­pi­ness with the de­ci­sion.

The mat­ter was an is­sue of heated de­bate among del­e­gates dur­ing the three-day con­fer­ence that be­gan on Thurs­day.

The Pre­to­ria re­gion is among the big­gest re­gions in the coun­try, in­cor­po­rat­ing parts of the North West with branches as far as Rusten­burg, as well as parts of Mpumalanga.

The dis­sent by Pre­to­ria comes al­most a year af­ter the Angli­can Church de­cided it would not al­low bish­ops to “pro­vide prayers of bless­ing to be of­fered for those in same­sex civil unions”. – Shaun Smil­lie and Le­bo­gang Seale

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