BISHOP’S MESSAGE

 

Postal Survey on Same-Sex Marriage: 12th September - 7th November 2017

As has been made clear by the Bishops of Australia, our faith demands that we treat every person as a precious creation of God. This alone entitles every person to respect, reverence and justice. Our faith demands further that we obey the command of Jesus Christ, ‘to love one another.’
 

Having said that, it is clear from history and the teaching of the church, that marriage is essentially a relationship between a man and a woman. It is a natural social construct. As we know “Grace builds upon nature” and so for the church, marriage is also a sacrament.


By voting NO, we are in no way being disrespectful to anyone, but simply stating a truth that marriage is between a man and a woman.


 

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