Quakers 'to allow gay marriages'

Quakers 'to allow gay marriages'

There are 10 comments on the Andover Advertiser story from Jul 31, 2009, titled Quakers 'to allow gay marriages'. In it, Andover Advertiser reports that:

A Christian denomination that supports same-sex unions is expected to decide whether to perform marriage ceremonies for gay couples.

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“Just call me Das. ”

Since: Jul 07

Centereach, NY

#1 Jul 31, 2009
This article is unclear about whether this is some body or other of Quaker Meetings or Friends United Meeting, which is more like other churches.

The thing is, Quakers don't have any dogma, don't ask that all members agree about doctrine, and don't have an official set of rules or beliefs.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#2 Jul 31, 2009
Really, I am surprised the Quakers don't already! They have always been such strong supporters of gay rights. And certainly they have had some prominent gay adherents - Ned Rorem comes to mind.
Sam

Pekin, IL

#3 Jul 31, 2009
JohnInToronto wrote:
Really, I am surprised the Quakers don't already! They have always been such strong supporters of gay rights. And certainly they have had some prominent gay adherents - Ned Rorem comes to mind.
Some Quaker congregations are indeed no longer Christian.

Many others strongly support the authority of the Bible, with its repeated commands against all homosexual acts.

Not only is there great differences among Quaker congregations, there are widely divergent groups of congregations. As in the case of the un-Christian declaration in question, some Quakers do not consider themselves to be Christian. Some congregations and groups of congregations are very much Evangelical Christians and would strongly object to the anti-Christian statement which is the topic of this thread.

"Although all Quakers in previous centuries, and most today, recognize Quakerism as a Christian movement, a few Friends (principally in some Liberal Meetings in the United States and the United Kingdom) now consider themselves universalist, agnostic, atheist, secular humanist, postchristian, or Nontheist Friend, or do not accept any religious label.[42] Calls for Quakerism to include non-Christians go back at least as far as 1870,[43] but this phenomenon has become increasingly evident during the latter half of the 20th century and the opening years of the 21st century, and is still controversial among Friends. An especially notable example of this is that of Friends who actively identify as members of a faith other than Christianity, such as Islam[44] or Buddhism.[45]" (WIKI)

Since: Mar 08

Austin, TX

#4 Jul 31, 2009
Congratulations!! This is wonderful news.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#5 Jul 31, 2009
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>Some Quaker congregations are indeed no longer Christian.
Many others strongly support the authority of the Bible, with its repeated commands against all homosexual acts.
Not only is there great differences among Quaker congregations, there are widely divergent groups of congregations. As in the case of the un-Christian declaration in question, some Quakers do not consider themselves to be Christian. Some congregations and groups of congregations are very much Evangelical Christians and would strongly object to the anti-Christian statement which is the topic of this thread.
"Although all Quakers in previous centuries, and most today, recognize Quakerism as a Christian movement, a few Friends (principally in some Liberal Meetings in the United States and the United Kingdom) now consider themselves universalist, agnostic, atheist, secular humanist, postchristian, or Nontheist Friend, or do not accept any religious label.[42] Calls for Quakerism to include non-Christians go back at least as far as 1870,[43] but this phenomenon has become increasingly evident during the latter half of the 20th century and the opening years of the 21st century, and is still controversial among Friends. An especially notable example of this is that of Friends who actively identify as members of a faith other than Christianity, such as Islam[44] or Buddhism.[45]" (WIKI)
Wil, I did not care to hear your opinion about whether or not they are Christian any more than you would care to hear my opinion that you are a worthless pile of camel excrement.

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#6 Jul 31, 2009
Dasein9 wrote:
This article is unclear about whether this is some body or other of Quaker Meetings or Friends United Meeting, which is more like other churches.
The thing is, Quakers don't have any dogma, don't ask that all members agree about doctrine, and don't have an official set of rules or beliefs.
You mean they're Democrats.

:)

“Married as I can be!”

Since: Jun 07

Las Vegas

#7 Jul 31, 2009
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>Some Quaker congregations are indeed no longer Christian.
Many others strongly support the authority of the Bible, with its repeated commands against all homosexual acts.
Not only is there great differences among Quaker congregations, there are widely divergent groups of congregations. As in the case of the un-Christian declaration in question, some Quakers do not consider themselves to be Christian. Some congregations and groups of congregations are very much Evangelical Christians and would strongly object to the anti-Christian statement which is the topic of this thread.
"Although all Quakers in previous centuries, and most today, recognize Quakerism as a Christian movement, a few Friends (principally in some Liberal Meetings in the United States and the United Kingdom) now consider themselves universalist, agnostic, atheist, secular humanist, postchristian, or Nontheist Friend, or do not accept any religious label.[42] Calls for Quakerism to include non-Christians go back at least as far as 1870,[43] but this phenomenon has become increasingly evident during the latter half of the 20th century and the opening years of the 21st century, and is still controversial among Friends. An especially notable example of this is that of Friends who actively identify as members of a faith other than Christianity, such as Islam[44] or Buddhism.[45]" (WIKI)
Playing G-d again, I see. From whence your authority to decide whether OTHERS are Christian or not? From whom?
You need a MAN, Wil. Right away, and for a very long session.
tomas

Shreveport, LA

#8 Aug 1, 2009
I can see why people are attracted to Quakerism. It is one of the few sane groups among the many christian nuts.

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#9 Aug 1, 2009
tomas wrote:
I can see why people are attracted to Quakerism. It is one of the few sane groups among the many christian nuts.
And President Richard Nixon was a Quaker !

:)

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

King Of Prussia, PA

#10 Aug 1, 2009
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>Some Quaker congregations are indeed no longer Christian.
Many others strongly support the authority of the Bible, with its repeated commands against all [sinning].
"David," you're getting "Moore" and "Moore" funny with your sexual derangements thinly disguised as spammish condemnations every damn day.

Praiz!

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