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 Det Karsten Isachsen ber DnK om, bad Father Michael Lapsley  om den 8.november 2013 i Sør Korea.

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Over 340 kyrkjesamfunn er medlemer i KV, med omkring 550 millionar kristne i meir enn 120 land. På den 10. generalforsamlinga no i Busan preika Father Michael Lapsley, SSM Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories, Cape Town, Sør Afrika følgjande:

.. “Thank ...you, Your Holiness, for reminding us "to regard our fellow human beings, without exception , in the full dignity and holiness of their personhood." In the last few years many of our faith communities, not least my own, have torn ourselves apart over issues of sexuality and in particular in relation to same gender loving persons, not to mention the gamut of other sexual minorities. Some would say this is a sideshow in the face of war and poverty. That is true if we focus on sex and blind ourselves to the elephants in the room. But if this is a matter that affects, according to the most conservative estimates a minimum of 1% if not 4 or 5% of people living on the planet, can it really be a side show? TODAY I WANT TO SAY AS A CHRISTIAN, AS A PRIEST, TO ALL THE LGBTI COMMUNITY, I AM DEEPLY SORRY FOR OUR PART AS RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, IN THE PAIN YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED ACROSS THE AGES. I HAVE A DREAM THAT IN MY LIFETIME, I WILL HEAR ALL THE LEADERS OF ALL OUR GREAT FAITH TRADITIONS MAKING THE SAME APOLOGY.
Some would say that it all comes down to the interpretation of God's word. FOR ME THE QUESTION IS: DO WE BELIEVE THAT REVELATION ENDED WITH THE CLOSING OF THE CANON OF SCRIPTURE OR DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD CONTINUE TO LEAD US INTO ALL TRUTH?”…
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