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Same-sex marriage: Isle bishop's comments called 'offensive'

Silva's linking of gay marriage to social ills is "scare tactics," says an Episcopal minister

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 07, 2013

~~<p>Episcopal minister Elizabeth Ziva&shy;nov of The Parish of St. Clement maintains that recent arguments made by the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hono&shy;lulu against same-sex marriage are &quot;incredibly offensive&quot; in that they group homosexuals with the Bible's sinners, who, unless they change their ways, face eternal damnation.</p>
<p>Bishop Larry Silva &quot;lumps gay people in the same group as notorious sinners, such as prostitutes and tax collectors,&quot; Zivanov said in a sermon Sunday.</p>
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Episcopal minister Elizabeth Ziva­nov of The Parish of St. Clement maintains that recent arguments made by the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hono­lulu against same-sex marriage are "incredibly offensive" in that they group homosexuals with the Bible's sinners, who, unless they change their ways, face eternal damnation.

Bishop Larry Silva "lumps gay people in the same group as notorious sinners, such as prostitutes and tax collectors," Zivanov said in a sermon Sunday. Login for more...



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