.- A Catholic bishop in Argentina has joined local evangelical leaders in opposition to same-sex âmarriage.â The two groups have released a statement stressing that Christians in Tierra del Fuego, located in the southern part of Argentina, believe in âthe value of every family constituted by one man and one woman.â
In their statement entitled âThe United Declaration,â Bishop Juan Carlos Romanin of Rio Gallegos and the leaders of the Evangelical Church of Tierra del Fuego said that, as Christian leaders of different creeds grounded in the Word of God, they oppose âthe attempt to make same-sex unions equal to marriage.â
The statement stressed that the group's intention was not simply to oppose the local government, since the âpolitical identity of governmentâ often changes, but rather to work and watch out âfor the values that sustain a healthy society.â
Nevertheless, âthe truth is clear and we shall preach it,â they said, noting that they will not shrink from âdenouncing sin.â
The statement also expressed that the truth of marriage, understood as the union between one man and one woman, is non-negotiable because it is a truth that has existed âsince the beginning of life on earth.â
The coalition warned that violating the laws given by God will only result in âdebauchery and chaosâ for society. It is âfor this reason that we continue to underscore the value of every family constituted by one man and one woman, open to life, as a school of peace, love and fraternity,â the religious leaders concluded.