Saturday, July 23, 2005

Same Sex Blessing on a local option basis motion defeated in Canada

from our Canadian brothers and sisters...

Debate on Same Sex Blessing continued until 1450 CDT. All speakers at
the microphones had opportunity to speak, although after lunch by
common consent speeches were limited to 2 minutes.

Results of the secret ballot on the National Church Council
recommendation to allow Same Sex Blessing on a local option basis.

408 Ballots cast
272 Needed to pass (2/3)

183 Yes

220 No

5 abstentions)

The motion was defeated.

This has to bode well for ELCA next month. How disappointing for the revisionist bishops present, Hanson, Schults and Hutchinson! This has to bode well for traditionalist Angicans in Canada and the ECUSA, too.

We do not mean to gloat over this as a victory over Lutherans Concerned North America and the GLBT agenda; we see the victory in the faithful take a stand to save the church from schism by preserving sound doctrine.

The Canadians have always been our best allies (since the War of 1812 anyway)!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is an answer to prayer. Yet my prayer is not just that the Lord will keep us faithful for the moment. My prayer is that this issue will ultimately drop away and be a dead issue in the church. We may have more voting to do until that happens, and certainly much more prayer.

Peace!
Rob Buechler, pastor
Trinity-Bergen/Faith Lutheran Parish
Starkweather, ND

Praying the same will happen in the ELCA.

jackkatewinslet said...

Niagara's Anglican churches support same-sex blessings ..... in June to approve proposals to bless same-sex unions on a "local option" basis...My prayer is that this issue will ultimately drop away and be a dead issue in the church.....
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