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Australian leader: No to gay ordination

Feb. 3, 2006 at 9:39 PM   |   Comments

SYDNEY, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A leader of Australia's Anglicans says the church must take a strong stand against homosexuality.

Peter Jensen, Archbishop of Sydney, told a group of English evangelicals the issue is "a matter of life and death," the Australian newspaper, The Age, reported. Those who want to accept homosexuality are "calling holy what God called sin," he said in his talk with Anglican Mainstream.

Homosexuality has become the most contentious issue in the church since Gene Robinson, an openly gay man living with a partner, became bishop of New Hampshire in 2004. Robinson's elevation has threatened to split both the Episcopal Church in the United States and the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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