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Fr Mark's progressive Anglo-Catholic take on European Christianity

  • This is my collection of material about the current state of the churches in Europe. I am interested in looking at how they are dealing with the pressing issues of our time: the issues of gay people and women in ministry/ leadership are particularly pressing at the moment, as is the area of declining church attendance.

    I would like to see how Europe's traditional religious institutions are coping with the new Europe currently being forged, in which public opinion and ethical attitudes are becoming inceasingly pan-European, and are evidently presenting a series of strong challenges for the churches.

Denmark – the gay issue

Posted by Fr Mark on March 10, 2010

Church council demands gay marriage rights

08. mar. 2010
 
Skrevet af:  Mie Brandstrup 
Homosexual couples should have a right to get married in church just the same way that heterosexual couples do, according to a unanimous decision by the Hyltebjerg parochial church council in Copenhagen.

 

Therefore, the council has now written letters to both the parliamentary committee on ecclesiastical affairs and to the Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs, Birthe Rønn Hornbech, urging them to safeguard equal rights for homosexuals, writes daily newspaper Berlingske Tidende.

– We can no longer accept that politicians are on the fence on this issue, so we have now made them aware of our wishes, says president of the parochial church council, Torben Larsen.

Translated by Martin Lamberth

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