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Religious bodies take strong stand on same sex marriage

Three prominent religious organisations have come out strongly against same sex marriage in Fiji. Reverend Tevita Banivanua, President of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma told the Fiji Times: The Methodist Church’s belief is that marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman and not two of the same sex. Arun Padarath, National President of Arya Pratinidhi […]

Staff Writers

January 11, 2016 3:08 pm

Three prominent religious organisations have come out strongly against same sex marriage in Fiji.

Reverend Tevita Banivanua, President of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma told the Fiji Times:

The Methodist Church’s belief is that marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman and not two of the same sex.

Arun Padarath, National President of Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji , told the Fiji Sun that same sex marriage was against their culture:

It is against our culture and religion to allow same sex marriage.

Hafiz Ud-dean Khan, National President of Fiji Muslim League told the Fiji Sun that same sex marriage should not be allowed in Fiji.

The issue of same sex marriage came into the limelight last week when Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama lashed out at Shamima Ali’s comments in the media.

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