Canadian Methodists Petition Government To Mandate Homosexual Marriage For Church and State
...One of Canada's major Protestant denominations
is calling on that nation's highest court to legalize homosexual "marriage."
The United Church of Canada, an amalgamation of Presbyterian and Methodist
congregations in that country, is arguably one of the most liberal
denominations in North America. The UCC was one of the first churches to
ordain homosexual pastors and has now joined with those calling for the
legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide. Lawyers for the Canadian
government have, along with several other groups, gone before the Supreme
Court of Canada to get its blessing on a draft bill that redefines marriage
to include same-sex couples before bringing the bill before Parliament.
Those who oppose homosexual marriage are making their arguments before the
court also. According to Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper, one of
the questions the Supreme Court justices are considering is whether the
nation's churches will remain free to refuse to marry same-sex couples. [Fred
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