Skip to comments.Hill Friends believe in marriage equality for all
Posted on 01/08/2014 6:26:22 AM PST by Phillyred
On behalf of Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting I am sending you the attached minute regarding same sex marriage equality that was approved by our Meeting for Worship for Business. A minute approved by a Quaker meeting shares the communitys unity on a particular issue or action. We wish to share this minute with the Chestnut Hill Community. The minute reflects our careful discernment on this issue and is informed by our experience of same sex relationships within our welcoming faith community over many years.
We are also sending this minute to our state elected officials. We believe it is important for them to understand that as people of faith we support same sex marriage equality. We are happy to share this Light that Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting has come to on this issue and trust in the Spirits work in our world to bring us all into greater love and community.
The minute, approved on November 17 reads as follows: As Quakers we believe that two adults may be united by God in mutual love, faithful partnership and the sacred commitment of marriage. In addition to this inward experience of marriage, the couple may wish to enact an outward expression of their inward commitment. When a couple within our faith community holds a Quaker wedding, all who are present acknowledge and celebrate the couples commitment and sacred truth. In its recognition and celebration of the marriage the Quaker faith community commits to nurturing and supporting the couple as they live out their marriage in the community. Quaker beliefs in equality and integrity lead Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends to seek the same legal recognition and benefits by federal and state governments for same sex couples as those for different sex couples. The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional is a welcome motion towards equality for all for the members of our faith community and for the broader society. However, this equality cannot be fully realized when it is stymied by laws at the state level, such as the Defense of Marriage Act that currently exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
With humility, we acknowledge that our clarity on this issue was realized over time as we witnessed the faithful, spirit filled, committed partnerships of same sex couples in our community. They have enriched and enlivened us. We appreciate the vigorous effort needed to recognize and advocate for this truth. We call upon our Pennsylvania legislators to act now in this same spirit of truth and integrity. Please assure the same rights, privileges and benefits that accrue to and support couples in marital relationships are realized by all couples.
This is pure satan worship.
Mark 10:6-9 "God, from the first days of creation, made them man and woman. A man, therefore, will leave his father and mother and will cling to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. Why then, since they are no longer two, but one flesh, what God has joined, let not man put asunder.
The declaration never mentions Christ?
In whom do Quakers trust?
Why just two ‘adults’ ? What is their basis for that limitation. Why not three? Or adults and minors?
Don’t forget adult brothers and sisters. Dads and daughters. Moms and sons. When we blur the line between right and wrong all the real sickos will come out. Mark my words.
It’s not about marriage, it’s about THE MONEY.
Especially when liberals try to rationalize why its consistent with Christianity.
Liberals like to default on ‘Jesus was all about love ’ even if its between two men
Well, mayor Nutter(job) did embark on the project to make Philly the “San Francisco of the East.”
And so it is...
As the Church Lady would say:
“Isn’t that special?”
"For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments." 1 John 5:3
"for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; . . . .
Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit."
Libs cite the chapter where Jesus stopped the mob from stoning two gay men caught fornicating and gave them a marriage license and food stamps.
And told them to go forth and multiply.