Wagga pastor shares same-sex marriage concerns

A Wagga pastor has shared his concerns about same-sex couples being allowed to wed. 

His words follow this week’s announcement of a postal vote, which may determine whether gay and lesbian couples can legally be married. 

It comes after the Coalition’s plebiscite proposal was blocked by the Senate.

Pastor George Robbins said he was not in a position to tell anyone how to vote but wished to remind fellow Christians of God’s law when they were checking “yes” or “no”. 

“I’m speaking for myself, as a pastor of the city,” Mr Robbins said. 

“The scriptural injunction in Leviticus and Corinthians says it is against His will and wishes to practice homosexuality.”

Mr Robbins encouraged others who followed the faith to weigh the issue up in their conscience. 

“It is against God’s law and God’s wishes to practice homosexuality,” he said. 

“He called it an abominable act.”

Mr Robbins said his words were not a judgement against anyone, they were a judgement against the act only. 

“I’m not talking out against people. God loves people,” he said.

“He doesn’t love their sin.”

In response to religious arguments against same-sex marriage, Rainbow Riverina members said religion shouldn’t influence politics, labelling marriage a “human right”. 

See also: ‘Just get it done’: Equality fury in Wagga