The Church of Sweden has announced that gays and lesbians have the right to get married within a church, but it also gave the right to priests to decide if they wished to go along with the policy. Latest figures indicate that one in five priests have refused to go along with the new policy and will not sanction a gay or lesbian marriage. Ingemar Scott put in bluntly: “the Bible teaches that marriage is between a man and a woman.” Of course, the Bible teaches many other things including the right of people to own slaves, but for some reason modern humans never cite that part of the Bible.
I am always fascinated by church officials who decry the rise of divorce and seek to assist people to avoid a divorce. On one hand, these church officials want the stability of marriage, but, on the other hand, they do not want gays and lesbians to marry. Is there something wrong with this equation>