bishop warns against same-sex marriage

Five weeks after his ordination as Bishop of Helsinki, Bishop Teemu Jyrki Juhani Sippo, SCI, has warned the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland that ecumenical relations will suffer if Finnish Lutherans follow the example of Swedish Lutherans and bless homosexual marriages.

Bishop Sippo also spoke out against the distribution of condoms to youths. “Handing out condoms is like telling people to use them,” he said. “I believe youths should instead be encouraged to practice abstinence.”
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