Down Under on Same Sex Marriage–Division in the pews but most faiths say: 'I don't'

Dr Peter Jensen…expressed his profound disappointment yesterday with Labor’s endorsement of gay marriage at the weekend.

”This is not a matter of equality, but of trying to force respect by changing the definition of one of the fundamentals of our society,” he said. ”I hope MPs will use the conscience vote to send a powerful signal of support for the integrity and true meaning of marriage.”

While the condemnation from many senior religious leaders to the party’s decision has been near universal, in this fight not all of their faith communities could be in their corner.

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