Gays and lesbians - Section 76

Gays and lesbians – Section 76

76. Taking care of the families that have a member who has homosexual tendencies, the Church insists that every person, regardless of their own sexual tendency, be respected in his dignity and welcomed with respect, trying to avoid “any kind of unjust discrimination.” There should be a specific attention paid to families

76. Taking care of the families that have a member who has homosexual tendencies, the Church insists that every person, regardless of their own sexual tendency, be respected in his dignity and welcomed with respect, trying to avoid “any kind of unjust discrimination.” There should be a specific attention paid to families that have a member with homosexual tendencies. Regarding projects that try to equal homosexual unions to marriage, “There are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family.” The Synod sustains in any case that it’s unacceptable for the local churches to be pressured on this subject or that international organizations condition financial help to poor countries to the introduction of laws that institute the “marriage” between same-sex people.

Section 76 was adopted by a vote of 221 to 37.

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