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Why my Church is wrong on same-sex marriage

I'm a Presbyterian. Pray for me.

     In 2013, the Presy General Assembly of Australia affirmed the biblical definition of marriage as a “lifelong union of one man with one woman, voluntarily entered into, excluding all others…”
     The proposition is not unreasonable. Marriage, according to the Bible, is one man and one woman. It's possible to debate if this is what the Bible says, of course. It's not hard to point out that lots of polygamists are splattered about the early part of the Christian Bible, but, well, nobody was perfect then.
     Anyhow, let's now cavil. This is, as I say, a very reasonable position. The Church is certainly entitled to say it. And to believe it. Indeed, I rather like it myself, probably because Judy and I entered into such a relationship almost 48 years ago. And we're still in it. So, if the Church wants to say it's the proper definition, that's perfectly fine. For the Church.
     This week, my Church's Moderator-Genera…