letters to surfers

Anglican friends are discussing the blessing of same-sex
unions.  What is your opinion?

Answer by Robert Brow (www.brow.on.ca) Kingston, Ontario


Answer:     The word "blessing" is not helpful in this
discussion.  In the New Testament the people to be blessed are
enemies.  "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them"
(Romans 12:14). The NRSV translates the same Greek word as "Love your
enemies" (Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:27).  The  traditional Anglican
marriage service is for a man and a woman to commit themselves to a
permanent life together, usually with the intention of having
children.   I see no reason to change that.

Robert Brow


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