Monday, January 10, 2011

Copts Advised Not to Befriend Gays, Lesbians

In its 'question and answer' section the website of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States discourages its faithful from having openly homosexual friends, saying that its faithful should protect their reputations and not encourage homosexuals by being their friends. Its full statement can be found here.

The modern consensus of the Orthodox Churches regarding homosexuality is negative, but recent official statements of the Coptic Orthodox Church have been particularly harsh.

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