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Re: Metropolitan Jerry says gay couples should be allowed to marry - VERY SAD INDEED!

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  • Maureen Girard
    ... the ... civil ... this ... they ... The new Met. has, in reality, combined 2 concepts--civil union and civil marriage. A civil union is simply a legal
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 5, 2005
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      --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com, Symeon <fyh@n...> wrote:
      > byakimov@c... writes:
      > > Gays "should have the benefits and civil rights of the state. In
      the
      > > spirit of American democracy, they have the right to ask for
      civil
      > > marriage,''
      >
      > Um, I think you left out a phrase:
      >
      > "They should have the benefits and civil rights of the state, but
      this
      > is not a sacramental union our church will ever sanctify,'' he
      > said. "But civil marriage, in the spirit of American democracy,
      they
      > have the right to ask for that.''>>

      The new Met. has, in reality, combined 2 concepts--civil union and
      civil marriage. A civil union is simply a legal agreement, It is
      NOT a marriage. A marriage is a totally different concept. The new
      Met is promoting civil marriage. This is downright evil.
      Maureen
      >
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