les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Well, what a weekend!

In France the Eglise Protestante Unie de France (created a few years ago by the fusion of the Eglise Réformée de France and the Eglise Luthérienne) voted by a massive majority to bless same-sex marriages. Since all church marriages in France are blessings - the real work is done at the mairie - it seems to me unless I am corrected that heterosexual marriages and same-sex marriages are now seen as being exactly the same within the EPUdF.

Meanwhile, back in the UK, the Church of Scotland voted by a massive majority to recognise pastors in same-sex civil partnerships and they are expected to extend this to same-sex marriages in the next few days.

As for us, we were again a decent number, despite at least a quarter of our faithful gang being away in Holland, Morocco, Italy, etc...

We were in Psalm 15 - the impossible standards for living in the presence of God (and the only one who ever attained them).

1 comment:

Larry said...

While the leader of an evangelical Bible college in Germany (not the one I study at) also sold out on this issue at the beginning of the month. Very sad.