In Historic First, Belgian Bishop Calls Church to Bless Lesbian & Gay Couples

Amazing just amazing, if we wanna end homophobia and violence against LGBT people in the world, it has to start with religious leaders that are the root of homophobia and violences against LGBT people because for most people it is their unfounded deeply held religious beliefs that incite them to commit violence against LGBT peopole

Bondings 2.0

For the first time in known history, a Roman Catholic bishop has explicitly called for the Church to recognize and bless committed same-gender relationships.   New Ways Ministry strongly applauds this bold and courageous move.

Bishop Johan Bonny

Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp, Belgium, made his comments in an interview with De Morgen, a Belgian newspaper that was published on December 27, 2014.  He called for the Church to recognize the faithfulness and commitment of same-gender couples in the same way that the Church recognizes the relationships of heterosexual couples.   Originally published in Dutch, a news story about the interview in The National Catholic Reporter contained excerpts translated into English, including:

“There should be recognition of a diversity of forms. We have to look inside the church for a formal recognition of the kind of interpersonal relationship that is also present in many gay couples. Just as there are a…

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