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The pastor crowning same-sex couples in Finland was reprimanded by the diocese - RIA Novosti, 9/13/2017


The pastor crowning same-sex couples in Finland was reprimanded by the diocese - RIA Novosti, 9/13/2017
OSLO, 13 Sep – RIA Novosti. Spiritual капитул the Helsinki diocese of evangelic and Lutheran church I have issued a strict reprimand to the pastor who has begun to crown with the first in Finland same-sex couples, the Yle TV company reports. "Spiritual капитул the Helsinki diocese I have issued a strict reprimand to the pastor Kai Sadinmaa who crowned same-sex married couples. This reprimand – the Finland's first official punishment to the pastor for a wedding of same-sex couples" — the TV company notes. On board of bishops it has been stated that the church wedding is impossible if it is about same-sex couples. The decision of a kapitul has been made by five voices against two. Remained in minority suggested to be limited to prevention.© RIA Novosti / Andrey Steninpereyti in фотобанкРПЦ: the gay parade in Athens threatens to cause a distemper and discord in the Greek obshchestvokay of Sadinmaa became the Finland's first pastor who on March 1, 2017, after entry into force of the law on equal marriage, has married same-sex couple. Sadinma denies the fault. According to the pastor, marriage in a Lutheran concept is the state institution, and exclusively civil laws concern him, and the pastor, acting as the representative of the public power, can't but observe this legislation. Spiritual капитул could or leave Sadinmaa without punishment, or to make to him the oral recommendation or written prevention, or to deprive of him the right the priest to serve temporary or forever. As the TV company notes, Sadinmaa has no arrival now. He also didn't hold the priest's post in arrival at that time when he crowned same-sex couples. Except Sadinmaa nearly 30 priests in the territory of eight dioceses crowned or blessed same-sex couples, add to TV companies. In Finland the law "About Equal Marriage" which defines marriage as the union of two persons, but not as the union of the man and woman works. The Finnish evangelic and Lutheran church has made the decision that it won't crown same-sex couples.

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