Same-sex blessings not in conflict with core doctrine

Members of the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod in Winnipeg  agreed Sunday that the blessing of same-sex unions is not in conflict with the church’s core doctrine, in the sense of being credal. Debate resumed Sunday morning after being suspended late Saturday.

The motion carried reads: “That this General Synod resolves that the blessing of same-sex unions is not in conflict with the core doctrine (in the sense of being credal) of the Anglican Church of Canada.

The motion was carried by a vote of 152 for, 97 against in the house of clergy and laity and by a vote of 21 for and 19 against in the house of bishops.


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