Are there any Christian churches that support same-sex marriage?

Are there any Christian churches that support same-sex marriage?

The archbishop of the Southern African Church, Thabo Makgoba, is “one among few church leaders in Africa to support same-sex marriage.” However, in 2017 the Scottish Episcopal Church became the first major Christian church in the UK to allow same-sex marriages and in June 2018, the General Synod of Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil did the same.

What is the church’s position on gay people?

The Church affirms that all people are of sacred worth and are equally valuable in the sight of God. It is committed to be in ministry with all people. The Church “implores families and churches not to reject or condemn lesbian and gay members and friends.” Underlying this is the constitutional principle of inclusiveness of the church.

Are there any Anglican churches that support gay rights?

Church of South India NOTE: The CSI opened ordination to transgender persons, has ministries specifically for transgender rights and some clergy support gay rights. The CSI is among the Anglican churches that “are open to changing Church doctrine on marriage in order to allow for same-sex unions” according to the BBC.

Is the United Church of Christ affirming gay marriage?

Over 150 United Church congregations are either Affirming or are in the process of becoming Affirming congregations. Reformed Church in America NOTE: Gay pastors may serve congregations if they were ordained in another denomination; some member churches allow gay marriage.

The archbishop of the Southern African Church, Thabo Makgoba, is “one among few church leaders in Africa to support same-sex marriage.” However, in 2017 the Scottish Episcopal Church became the first major Christian church in the UK to allow same-sex marriages and in June 2018, the General Synod of Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil did the same.

The Church affirms that all people are of sacred worth and are equally valuable in the sight of God. It is committed to be in ministry with all people. The Church “implores families and churches not to reject or condemn lesbian and gay members and friends.” Underlying this is the constitutional principle of inclusiveness of the church.

Are there any Anglican churches that allow gay clergy?

As of 2004, other Anglican provinces, including the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and the Scottish Episcopal Church, permitted the ordination of gay clergy and others, such as the Episcopal Church in the USA, permitted blessing of same-sex unions as well.

Over 150 United Church congregations are either Affirming or are in the process of becoming Affirming congregations. Reformed Church in America NOTE: Gay pastors may serve congregations if they were ordained in another denomination; some member churches allow gay marriage.

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