Church to begin ordaining homosexual ministers

A church in South Africa has voted to lift its ban on gay marriage.

Nelis Janse van Rensburg

The Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa is also planning on ordaining homosexual ministers. According to reports by The Christian Post, about 64 percent of church members voted in favor of recognizing same-sex marriages.

According to the church's moderator, Nelis Janse van Rensburg, this decision was made with the aim of preserving human dignity.

He said, "It is historical because with this decision we actually are at a point where there can be no doubt that the Dutch Reformed Church is serious about human dignity.

"And you know that we are living in this country where we have so many problems with the dignity of people."

The South African DRC claims nearly 1.1 million members and extends into Namibia and Swaziland.

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