Posts Tagged ‘same sex unions’

Same sex issues: Church should show compassion says moral theologian

Friday, September 14th, 2012

A number of ministry and church leaders believe a cautious approach to same-sex marriage is needed so as not to alienate those outside the church. Father Neil Vaney, an Auckland Roman Catholic moral theologian, said the secular media and various people were “pushing” the same sex issue. He said the Church should “show great compassion” Read more

Will Definition of Marriage Bill threaten religious freedom?

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Louisa Wall says much of the opposition to the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill was down to inaccurate “scaremongering” such as claims churches would be forced to marry gay couples. But according to Family First’s Bob McCoskrie experience shows that those assurances are shallow promises. To support his contention McCoskrie sites the following facts: Canada: A court has ruled that Read more

Study of children of same gender parents is flawed

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

A recently released study suggesting children of same gender parents fare worse than others is flawed because it does not compare children living with parents in stable same gender relationships with children living with parents in stable heterosexual relationships. “In fact, only a small proportion of its sample spent more than a few years living Read more

Hone Harawira a moral conservative

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Hone Harawira is known for a lot of things, but not many people realise he is a social and moral conservative. He is against, for example, drug liberalisation and gay marriage and in an interview with Bryce Edwards Hone claimed to be against a society of “choice”. This, I think, reveals an authoritarian attitude not uncommon in Read more

Poll shows 63% favour legalising same sex marriage

Friday, June 8th, 2012

A TVNZ One News Colmar Brunton poll shows nearly two-thirds support for same sex marriage. Asked if they think same-sex couples should be able to get married, 63% of respondents said yes, 31% said no and 6% did not know or preferred not to say. The Catholic church remains staunchly opposed to gay marriage. “The Read more

Fiji Methodists will not be swayed on same sex unions

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The Methodist church in Fiji says in will not be swayed on the matter of same sex unions, but it respects the individual rights of sexual minority groups. The Church will offer spiritual guidance to members of the group who seek their advice. The acting general secretary of the Methodist Church in Fij, Reverend Tevita Read more