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As Australia Gears Up for Referendum on Marriage, Revered Patriarch Proclaims, "There is No Such Thing as Gay Marriage"

Fr. Mark Hodges : Sep 7, 2017 : LifeSiteNews.com

"Family equals father and mother." -Coptic Pope Tawadros II

(Australia)— [LifeSiteNews.com] The leader of Egyptian Christians says there is no such thing as gay "marriage." (Photo: Coptic Pope Tawadros II/LifeSiteNews.com)

"According to the Holy Bible, when you read either in the Old Testament or the New Testament, there is no same-sex marriage at all," Coptic Pope Tawadros II responded to press questions about Australia's popular referendum on homosexual "marriage."

Such a union "is completely refused from the Christian faith," he flatly stated. The Patriarch is visiting the faithful in Australia for 10 days.

"God created man and woman," Tawadros said. "The first family was made by man and woman."  

Homosexuality "is not acceptable," the pope, who was elevated in 2012, continued. "It is considered a sin. It is sin."

"Our constitution as Coptic Christians is the Holy Bible," Father Angilos Antoun of St. Mina and St. Abanoub Coptic Orthodox Church in Dayton, Ohio, told LifeSiteNews.  "God said (one man and one woman) is the only way to have a marriage."

"We love all people, any religion, but we follow Jesus Christ," Fr. Antoun quickly added.  

Tawadros said much the same thing to guide Coptic youth. He encouraged young Copts at the International Convention Centre in Sydney to "fight for what is right" regarding the national referendum on same-sex "marriage."

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