PennLive made repeated attempts to speak to the Rev. Inthe Church of Norway allowed blessing of same-sex unions. Kenya's colonial-era laws echo those in more than half of Africa's countries, where homosexuality is illegal. The Evangelical Methodist Church in Argentina allows "the freedom to accompany homosexual couples" in ministry. Nothing about that appealed to me. Inthe Anglican Diocese of Niagara in southwestern Ontario became the second diocese to authorize the blessing of same-sex unions when Bishop Michael Bird approved a gender-neutral rite for the blessing of civil marriages. Botswana is expected to hear a case against its laws in March.
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The dismissal of Granderson further discombobulated an already discontented congregation, he said. America's second-largest Protestant denomination faces a likely fracture as delegates at the crucial meeting move to strengthen bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy. The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland voted that blessing civil partnerships should be a matter of conscience for individual ministers. Retrieved November 26,
In between rousing gospel music and moments of candlelit reflection, the pastors gave a security update ahead of the court case, urging congregants to avoid certain hotspots and be careful if attending the ruling.