Nearly 8,000 resign from Finnish church after same-sex marriage vote

Russia Today: Thousands of people have resigned from the Lutheran Church in Finland, after the nation’s parliament approved a same-sex marriage law and the church’s archbishop expressed support for the vote, Finland’s Yle News reported.

READ MORE: Same-sex marriages get green light from Finland’s MPs

By late Saturday, around 7,800 people had officially resigned from the state-supported Lutheran Church via an online service, which was specifically created to ease the registration process.

The resignation frees the individuals from obligatory church membership taxes, which is where the majority of the Lutheran Church’s income comes from. By the end of 2013, some 75 percent of Finns – 4.1 million people – were listed as members of the church.

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4 replies

  1. Please I request the readers to go through a book entitled “Sane Sex Order ” authored by an eminent russian sociologist .Pub by Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan.
    the authors pictures how sexual disorder has degraded humanity. The study is deep and profound. Some portions is worth publishing and deserve wide publicity.

  2. Well done those 8,000 persons who opposed the church on a bad matter. Why not some same sex persons live together and not be married? Is marriage necessary and then the other acts necessary to consummate the marriage?
    It shows how deep are the rifts in the churches and how far they have gone away from the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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