South Africa: Dutch Reformed Church leader calls for gay clergy to be allowed to marry

The moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church says he wants equal rights for homosexual pastors in the church. Moderator, Nelus Niemandt, says the church already took significant steps in 2007 when it changed its policy to include gay pastors, though they are  required to remain celibate

Niemandt wants the church to further discuss the matter at its annual general synod in October: “There isn’t a clear prohibition in the bible on what we see as a life-long union between two people of the same sex who live according to Christian values.” Read More