Presbyterian Church for stringent action against gays

Last Updated: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 20:28

Aizawl: Unimpressed by the Delhi High
Court`s recent ruling decriminalising homosexuality, Synod,
the highest authoritative assembly of the powerful Mizoram
Presbyterian Church, has decided to amend its Canons to take
more stringent action against gay members.

The five-day Synod, concluded last night at the Mission
Vengthlang Church, appointed the Synod Executive Committee to
draft the amendment to the Church Canons on the issue.

Guidelines of the Presbyterian Church on marriages termed
homosexuals as those who committed adultery and could be
suspended for three years as punishment.

A survey conducted by the Church recently on 130 local
churches revealed that there are 31 lesbian couples and one
gay couple among the church members.

The Church held that homosexuality is against
Christianity.

-PTI



First Published: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 20:28

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