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Church dilemma over gay parish worker
Title : Church dilemma over gay parish worker Church dilemma over gay parish worker
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Creator : Tideman, Deborah
Source : Advertiser, 31 May 1990, p. 1-2
Date of creation : 1990
Format : Newspaper
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The issue of 'practising homosexuals' being ordained as ministers of religion is currently a matter of intense debate within Christian churches worldwide. In South Australia the Presbyterian church declared support for the de-criminalisation of homosexuality as early as 1970, followed by the Methodist church in 1972. During the 1980s the Uniting Church of Australia commissioned various committees and reports around the issue. In 1990 an Adelaide church youth worker openly stated that he was gay, and a year later applied to be accepted to train for full-time ministry. This caused much debate, and his application was deferred. The Uniting Church has not subsequently come to a firm decision on the issue.
Related names :

Moglia, Simon

Pilgrim Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Uniting Church in Australia

Coverage year : 1990
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Bowden, John, ed. Encyclopedia of Christianity, New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2005
'Difficult questions will be asked', New times, March 1994, p. 17
Hilliard, David. 'Australian Anglicans and homosexuality: a tale of two cities', St Mark's review, no. 163 (Spring 1995), pp. 12-20
Kendall, Laura. 'Church closer to accepting gay ministers', Advertiser, 17 July 2000, p. 9
Preston, Noel. 'Homosexuality: Noel Preston examines new legislation from perspective of Christian ethics', Central times, 6 December 1973, p. 3
Williams, Thea. 'Gay issues abandoned by church', Advertiser, 20 July 2000, p. 14
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