On Sunday in the Zurich Grossmünster: the Federal Council, Guy Parmelin and FSPC President Gottfried Locher to come together and advocate for modernisation in the state and in the Church. The constant renewal is not only desirable, but in the Reformation itself created, called Locher in his sermon. Although he didn't mention the marriage for all, explicitly, to understand his words as an invitation to the Reformed, to follow him.
Holes fixed in the summer, and stressed in an Interview with this newspaper, that the country Church on the horizon well to the new consensus in society seriously. And in very concrete terms: He was in favour of marriage for all, and would be equal to rates-sex couples to marry.
Since then, the Reformed fire in the roof. This was, by opinion, by the Aargau Church Council, the fires for the marriage for all uttered, the face. Many feel the approach of the Supreme Protestants by surprise, and formed. Over two hundred pastors have signed the Declaration on marriage for all. It does not, it is noted that the to accept undersigned, the procedure and the pronouncements of Church governing bodies. Marriage is open to homosexual people, is nothing more than a "blessing without the blessing of a promise from God" and amounts to "misuse" the name of God.
The two camps are meeting this week, at the Assembly of delegates in Bern. On Tuesday, the decision on marriage is proposed for all. If the highest Protestant body to take a position by rings, is not yet clear. The welschen members could apply for a postponement of the decision, writes "bref", the magazine of the Reformed.
In the case of the Catholics, the highest representatives of press in front of a opinion. The Swiss bishops have declared in the summer that they were only for the sacramental marriage, responsible, but not civil marriage.
Today, the marriage in Switzerland is only open to heterosexual couples. Since 2007, the registered partnership allows same-sex couples, their relationship with mutual Rights and obligations, legal protection, however, with clear Differences to marriage. In Parliament, pending draft law provides for the Opening up of marriage for same-sex couples.
Created: 04.11.2019, 06:57 PM