A church sees the light of acceptance in South Africa…
YES! for Gay People in Dutch Reformed Church – NG Kerk – There were Tears of joy after the announcement.
By Melanie Nathan, October 08, 2015.
Dutch Reformed Church Theological College
History was made in South Africa today, when the synod of what was once probably the most conservative church on the planet, the Dutch Reformed Church, (NG Kerk/ DRC) in an overwhelming majority, voted in favor of ordaining gay ministers and blessing same sex unions.
Translating from the Afrikaans language I was able to determine this:
The DRC’s general synod chose to move forward with regard to the church’s position on gay relationships. Two proposals before the Synod were received as follows: Dr. Andre Bartlett with 102 votes against the 88 votes received by Dr. Chris van Wyk’s proposal. Van Wyk’s proposal asked that further research on the matter occur before a decision is was to be made. But…
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