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No right to ordination for gay man, Human Rights Tribunal rules: Anglican Ink, October 19, 2013 October 19, 2013

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The New Zealand Human Rights Review Tribunal has dismissed a complaint accusing the Bishop of Auckland of discrimination against homosexuals.

On 18 October 2013 the tribunal ruled the Bishop of Auckland, the Rt. Rev. Ross Bay, had not violated the country’s Human Rights laws by refusing to allow Eugene Sisneros to begin the ordination process on because he is in a same-sex partnership.

Mr. Sisneros, a lay employee of St. Matthews-in-the-City in Auckland, filed a complaint with the tribunal stating he “felt totally humiliated that I had spent six years of my life in study, for a process that I was not permitted to enter because I was a gay man and in a relationship,” adding “My humiliation and disappointment continue to this day.”\

Read it all at Anglican Ink.

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1. No right to ordination for gay man, Human Rights Tribunal rules … - Christian IBD - October 19, 2013

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2. The Rt. Rev. Richard Palmer - October 19, 2013

Why on earth should anyone wish to participate in and belong to any religious body that practices discrimination of any kind. The real fault here is not with the policy of mainstream Anglicanism, which many people abhor in the modern world, but with the individual who firmly believed the same church could validate his life style in spite of the prejudicial nature of the church.

3. Judith Warren-Brown - October 19, 2013

I hope that Mr. Sisneros was informed early in his studies that he had no chance of being ordained so long as he was or continued to be in a homosexual relationship. If he had been informed early on and continued with his studies anyway that is his own doing. Had he been given mixed messages then there is a problem with how the Church handled this matter.


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