Orthodox Christian clergy ask lawmakers to uphold marriage as between a man and a woman

Source: Providence Journal

By Richard C. Dujardin

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island’s Orthodox Christian clergy are urging the rejection of any proposals that would redefine marriage as anything other than as a union between a man and woman.

In a statement signed by 18 of its member priests and issued Friday, the Rhode Island Orthodox Clergy Fellowship said, “We must remember that God Himself is the author of marriage and that the well being of the individual person and human society at large is closely bound up with the health state of family as it has been understood since the beginning of time.”

“Traditional marriage,” they add, “fosters the common good of civil society so we ask all citizens to express their conviction for it and against this innovation.”

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