Saturday, July 2, 2011

Orthodox Church Opposes Same-Sex Marriage; SCOBA: Orthodox Church Will Not Bless Them

The Orthodox Church Info blog reports today (July 2, 2011) that the Greek Orthodox Church of America has reiterated its opposition to same-sex marriage.

According to an announcement -- published this week by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America (SCOBA) -- the Christian Orthodox teaching regarding marriage and sexuality, is firmly based on the Holy Scripture that marriage consists in the conjugal union of a man and a woman, and that the original marriage is blessed by God as a minister of the Church.

The SCOBA announcement emphasizes that the Orthodox Church cannot and will not bless people of the same sex.

Last week, New York became the sixth -- and largest -- American state to allow same-sex marriage.

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