“We Will Never Accept Same Sex Couples ” Cs Kuria

“We Will Never Accept Same Sex Couples ” Cs Kuria

“We Will Never Accept Same Sex Couples ” Cs Kuria

Performance, delivery, and public service management Moses Kuria, the cabinet secretary, has praised Nairobi Archbishop Philip Anyolo  for refusing to bless same-sex marriages as instructed by Pope Francis.

Kuria reiterated on social media on Saturday that same-sex marriages are not acceptable in Kenyan religious institutions and that Anyolo’s  decision is appreciated by the country’s Roman Catholic faithful.

“The decision by Archbishop Anyolo on blessing of same sex couples is the position of all of us from the Roman Catholic Church in Kenya. We will never accept same sex couples in the Kenyan Church, with utmost and profound respect and reverence to the Pope,” Kuria said. 

His sentiments came after Archbishop issued a statement saying the Nairobi Archdiocese will not follow the Pope’s directive, as it goes against the teachings of the Catholic church and indeed the African values.

The archbishop further argued that the Fiducia Supplicans declaration advocates for the recognition of an institution of marriage as only a union between a man and a woman.

“This Declaration confirms and reiterates the perennial teaching of the Church that marriage is to be affirmed as an “exclusive, stable and indissoluble union of a man and a woman, naturally open to the generation of children” (n. 4),” said Anyolo’s statement in part.

“…and that, according to the Church’s own statement (n. 5), “the capacity to bestow  blessings on unions of persons of the same sex.” Anyolo stated that the church strongly opposes the initiative and continues to be  unwelcome, citing biblical precepts.

“The Bible also vehemently opposes these kinds of relationships (Rom 1:24–27; 1 Car 6:10; 1 Tim 1:10). It is deeply opposed to the transfer of life, which is why African cultural traditions  abhor it as well,” he stated.

“It is for this reason that the Church excludes those living in irregular situations of  marriage from full sacramental participation in the life of the Church.”

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