Wednesday, 6 July 2005

UCC Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

UCC Endorses Same-Sex Marriage
On July 4, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ (UCC) approved a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage. With 1.3 million members, the UCC is the largest christian denomination to take such action.

The voice vote approving the "Resolution in Support of Equal Marriage Rights for All" passed in the 54 member body with only two or three nays.

The resolution based on a pretty scant and maligned interpretation of scripture (for an excellent discussion of a biblical view of homosexuality visit Exodus International's Online Library) claimed that compassion was the basis of the resolution. Today, Exodus International, the largest international coalition of ex-homosexuals released a press release expressing that the UCC's decision is anything but compassionate.

Dr. Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said this: Anyone looking for proof that liberal denominations are capitulating to the logic and demands of the homosexual movement needs only to look at developments in the UCC.

The battle continues, and sadly the UCC has given a pretty sharp tool for same-sex marriage advocates to use to divide evangelicals.

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