OTTAWA, October 26, 2004 ( – The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) which includes Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant and Evangelical churches, has officially decided it will not take a stance on the issue of homosexual ‘marriage’.

CCC President Professor Richard Schneider writes in a release on the subject, “Canadian Christians might hope for a statement of position about same-sex marriage from the Canadian Council of Churches. But our only statement can be that at present no such pronouncement is possible, and none will be made.”  Schneider explains that the CCC requires total consensus on issues before statements are made from the group.  Strangely however, that has not stopped CCC statements on highly contentious political issues such as cooperation in the US anti-missile program which the CCC opposed.  In his release Schneider also chides those who would see the decision to perform homosexual marriages as ‘wrong’ as falling prey to pride.  “This needs to be said because the passionate temptation to pride generated by making a decision on this sensitive subject is enormous; all of us are tempted to think that the others must have this wrong, because we got it right,” says Schneider.

Apparently the CCC is convinced that Christian doctrine on moral absolutes does not apply to the homosexual ‘marriage’ issue or has become superceded by social developments.  See the CCC release:



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