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Swedish Lutheran synod: Every parish must perform homosexual marriage ceremony

October 30, 2009

Over the objections of half of the nation’s Lutheran bishops, the General Synod of the Church of Sweden has approved a homosexual marriage ceremony. While individual clergy are free not to perform the ceremony, every parish in the nation must conduct it, making use of visiting clergy if necessary.

87% of Sweden’s 9.1 million residents are Lutheran; 1.5% are Catholic.

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  • Posted by: peggyann - Oct. 31, 2009 10:43 AM ET USA

    Perhaps we will soon see our Lutheran brothes and sisters join our new Anglican members coming Home. Praise God!