Proposed motion about Marriage

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  1. CRfromQld

    CRfromQld Moderator Staff Member

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    Marriage as the union of a man and a woman

    Moved: Chris Rohde, Manly

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    The constitution of the Anglican Church of Australia - Diocese of Brisbane, Clause 2 states in the Declaration of doctrine;


    "The branch of the Anglican Church of Australia in the Diocese of Brisbane holds and maintains
    the doctrine and sacraments of Christ, as the Lord has commanded, and as the Anglican Church
    of Australia receives the same and has more particularly declared them in the Fundamental
    Declarations and in the Ruling Principles in force from time to time of the Constitution of the
    said Church; and the Synod shall also hold and maintain the same."


    In accordance with this declaration this Synod hereby affirms:

    1. The faith, ritual, ceremonial and discipline of this Church reflect and uphold marriage as it was ordained from the beginning, being the exclusive union of one man and one woman arising from mutual promises of lifelong faithfulness, which is in accordance with the teaching of Christ that, “from the beginning the Creator made them male and female”, and in marriage, “a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh” (Matt 19:4-5).

    2. The solemnisation of a marriage between a same-sex couple is contrary to the teaching of Christ and the faith, ritual, ceremonial and/or discipline of this Church.
     
  2. Graeme Smyth

    Graeme Smyth New Member

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    Are you planning to put this forward from the floor, Chris?
     
  3. CRfromQld

    CRfromQld Moderator Staff Member

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    I was considering it but I have a cold/flu and probably won't get there.