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We are NOT in favor of the Ordination of Gay and Lesbian individuals in the Moravian Church

70 Signatures Goal: 500

An influential minority within the Moravian church has changed church doctrine incrementally for over thirty years. Through multiple resolutions addressing homosexuality that were not widely publicized or published for widespread congregational consideration; this minority group is attempting to overrule the majority opinion of the people in the Northern Province and advocate the ordination of lesbians and gays into the ministry of the Moravian church; in violation of the Holy Scriptures and tradition. We present this petition so that the leaders of our church will understand there is not a consensus on this issue and that further action taken that contradicts the Bible on this matter, would be an act of human desire and not a mandate from God. While all people are welcome and included in our community, not all people should be leaders within the church.

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  • William K. Gowins
    William K. Gowins United States, New Philadelphia
    Jun 12, 2014
    Jun 12, 2014
    My opinion has nothing to do with an individuals sexual preference. I do believe homosexuality to be a sin but I do not judge. I have many friends that are gay. As brothers and sisters they still deserve the dignity and respect afforded to anyone else. As for ordination, I would not attend any church with an actively homosexual leader no more than one who's pastor is straight and addicted to pornography, committing adultery, etc. As for marriage, our government is allowing such unions, however, as a church our mandate should be to follow scripture. If the government wants to allow these unions so be it. There is a means for them to have a civil union. I ask this, however, where as a society do we draw the line? I was in law enforcement for 18 years and saw all walks of life. I had this discussion with a fellow Moravian last week. When an incestuous couple comes before the church or even our government are those unions going to be allowed as well. Would we then not be discriminating against them if such unions are not allowed. Our government seems to have a problem drawing the line but we as a church should not.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 10, 2014
    1
    Jun 10, 2014
    I'm presenting a petition to the MCNP Synod that we no longer listen to the words if imbeciles who would be better suited at Westboro Baptist - please sign and then jump of a cliff.
  • Joseph Patashinsky
    Joseph Patashinsky United States, New Philadelphia
    Jun 06, 2014
    Jun 06, 2014
    I understand that we are all sinners in life but Christ made it very clear about this issue. This would be the same as allowing a Minister to commit adultery every night while teaching God's word. Why not allow a murderer become a Minister who continues to commit murder while preaching God's word. Yes, Christ teaches to forgive the sinner but not forgive the sin. If this gets approved, my family will leave the Moravian Church. There are no other interpretation of God's word than what is clear in the Bible. Christ made no changes that allows the sin of immoral sexual deviance.
  • Janet Shanklin
    Janet Shanklin United States, New Philadelphia
    May 03, 2014
    May 03, 2014
    We are all sinners, including our church leaders according to our "Chief Elder", God! It is not our job to glorify any sins and it scares me that our church denomination would take any stance that is against God! We are taught to "Go and sin no more." This is very clear to me..... I do not want to be a part of glorifying sin!
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  • 2 years ago
    Joseph Jones United States
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    William K. Gowins
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Joseph Patashinsky United States
    2 years ago
  • 3 years ago
    Shirley Hill
    3 years ago
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    Benno Marx
    3 years ago
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    Claire Martin-McKay
    3 years ago
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    Venasa Francis
    3 years ago
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    Janet Shanklin United States
    3 years ago
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    Janet Shanklin United States
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    Jeff Stocker
    3 years ago
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    joseph jones
    3 years ago
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    David Thompson
    3 years ago
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    Sam Paden
    3 years ago
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    Bob Ervin
    3 years ago
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    Pamela S Perko
    3 years ago
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