source- orthodoxtimes.gr

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece issued an Encyclical expressing its clear positions regarding the issue of same-sex marriage and adoption.

Clarifying that it does not disagree with civil marriage between individuals of the same sex, as it emphasizes that civil marriage, in general, is indifferent to the sex of couples and is something that does not concern Orthodox Christian tradition, it highlights its disagreement on two issues.

Specifically, it “disagrees with same-sex parenting because it does not satisfy the rights of children to have both a father and a mother, and secondly, it disagrees with same-sex marriage because it leads to same-sex parenting (the extension of marriage to same-sex couples is not legally permissible, excluding them from the right to adoption that currently applies to married couples).”

The Church of Greece further emphasizes that children should not be used as a tool of activist pressure. It states, “Children are neither pets for anyone who wants to feel like a guardian, nor “accessories” that will legitimize or make socially acceptable a same-sex cohabitation.”

It sends a message to the government, underscoring that “the democratic state is not obliged to yield to the personal demands of individuals with political power, economic influence, or privileged access to the media, who believe they are entitled to raise a child with their same-sex partner, overlooking the issue of whether their private life choices ensure an environment of standards and roles that satisfy the needs of a child.”

The Encyclical of the Holy Synod also highlights that “as explained by the European Court of Human Rights, concerning adoption, the state must provide a suitable family environment for a child to grow up in, rather than provide children to anyone who wants to become a parent. In the context of adoption, the priority is the best interest of the child who lacks parents or suitable parents, not the opinion of the adult who believes they are suitable as a parent.”

4 COMMENTS

  1. Right on Church of Greece!
    Meanwhile we hear Prince of Darkness Karloutsos is shoving more anathema: rallying for gays to keep insulting
    Orthodox faith

  2. The mere fact that this is even a discussion point is quite sad…
    Soon we will be debating if the sun is blue and the sky is yellow…

    Is this why politicians went to school in order to become “educated”?

  3. Did they say anything about baptizing children into Families which are not in good standing? Also if someone is openly gay which means unrepentant of their sins and thus not in good spiritual standing can the become spiritual fathers in a baptism or in marriage of heterosexual couples?

  4. Rich homosexuals like the infamous gay baptism couple don’t care they’re denying children a mother or father so long as they get to ape whatever normal heterosexual couples do! A dangerous situation for a kids mind to witness perversion.
    Anathema
    There’s a dark place reserved in hell for the evil Alex Karloutsos who’s campaigning in Greece for this abomination!

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