Church of Ireland: Gay Relationships Cannot Be ‘Normative’

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The ruling General Synod voted to pass a controversial motion that “faithfulness within marriage is the only normative context for sexual intercourse”.

Gerry Lynch, of Changing Attitudes Ireland and a member of St George’s Church in Belfast, said: “Nobody says that my love life is not ‘normative’ when the collection plate is passed round, or when I come in on a Saturday to get the church ready for Sunday, or spend time with distressed people who often turn up at a city centre church.
“The General Synod vote confirmed many gay people’s experience of the churches as the last bastion of homophobia.”

Church Of Ireland Synod Blasted For ‘Homophobia’ After Vote On Marriage (Belfast Telegraph)

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