It’s been almost three years since the Catholic Church’s bishops issued a declaration that declared polygamy to be immoral, and the government is doing everything it can to stop the spread of polygamy in Australia.
The first step has been to ban the practice from churches and schools.
However, the Catholic church is not the only faith to be accused of misusing its position on marriage.
“There are a lot of Catholics who think that the church is doing the wrong thing by not recognising same-sex marriages,” Dr John Rennie, a sociologist at the University of New South Wales, told ABC News.
“It’s not really a Catholic church, so it is a matter of whether the church should be recognised or not.”
Dr Rennies analysis of the Church of England and the Anglican Church of Australia found that most people in the Anglicans’ congregations have never engaged in same-gender marriage, even though they are in close contact with their clergy.
He told News.co.uk the Church has “done more harm than good” to the spread and legitimacy of same-gendered marriages, by “trying to turn people off from marriage”.
Dr Rennaie said the Anglicas’ position was based on scripture and history, rather than modern science.
The word ‘marriage’ comes from the Greek word meaning ‘to love’ or ‘a contract’.” He said that while the Church’s position on polygamy is consistent with its position that it is the “law of God”, it “is not the law of God for everyone”. “
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The word ‘marriage’ comes from the Greek word meaning ‘to love’ or ‘a contract’.” He said that while the Church’s position on polygamy is consistent with its position that it is the “law of God”, it “is not the law of God for everyone”.
In a statement issued in November 2016, the Anglicanism said it had not taken a position on the practice of same sex marriage until recently, and that it has “never accepted or approved” same-same-sex marriage.
It said the Church does not recognise same-female-female marriages, and does not approve of polygamy.
Dr Renny said there were “very significant issues” in the Church about whether it was in line with scripture, but the Church did not appear to be taking any “hardline” stance on the issue.
“I would argue that the Church is taking a very cautious approach in trying to avoid the negative impacts of the practice,” Dr Renie said.
Dr John Senn, the director of the Australian Centre for Law and Society at Monash University, told News Corp that he had been involved in working with the Catholic bishops, and their position on same-male-female marriage was “not a big issue” for them.
“In fact it was the opposite,” he said.
“When I first went to the Vatican, they told me, ‘you don’t have to be a priest in order to have a marriage’.
I was like, ‘Oh, I’ll just go and get a marriage certificate’.” He agreed that it was a “big issue” in Australia, but said the church had taken the “very careful” approach, and it was only a matter for the bishops to “work out”.
“There is a clear policy that the Catholic community does not want to engage in same sex marriages and that the Anglicancas is not following that policy,” he told NewsCorp.
“The Anglicancs pastoral care for the Australian Catholic community is not going to be impacted.”
Dr Senn said the issue of polygamy was a complex one, and a “complex” issue for the church, given that the teachings of the church were based on scriptures and history.
He said “there are so many nuances to this issue that it’s difficult to make a conclusion” about whether the Catholic and Anglican Churches were on the same side.
“What I do know is that they are not following the policy of the Catholic churches in relation to marriage,” he added.
The Catholic Church was criticised by the Archbishop of Melbourne, Michael Nugent, in 2015 for failing to acknowledge the negative effects of polygamy, and in 2017 he warned that it would be a mistake to treat polygamy as a sin.
“This practice has no place in a Christian community,” he wrote.
“Polygamy is not recognised by the Church, is not a Christian practice and is not consistent with the teachings and practices of the Christian faith.”
In a 2014 report, the Australian Institute of Family Studies, a conservative think tank, said that “it is clear that the Australian Church’s view is that the practice is in harmony with its faith, tradition and culture”.
It also found that polygamy was “a legitimate form of marriage for married couples who are committed to one another”.
The Institute also said the practice was “incompatible with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church”.
The Church of Scotland said that polygamy in its position was