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Freedom of belief needs to be respected

Freedom of belief needs to be respected

With the amended marriage law coming into effect today, New Zealand Christian Network is asking MPs and others who advocated for the law change to respect the freedom of belief and conscience of those who hold different beliefs on this matter.

National Director Glyn Carpenter said, it would be a pity if those assurances are ignored and people are forced to participate against their consciences with ceremonies they do not agree with or face consequences.

"This affects far more people than just marriage celebrants. I have heard this week from people involved in service industries who are worried they may have to close their businesses if they do not provide services for marriage ceremonies they don't agree with.

"Freedom of belief and conscience need to be taken very seriously, not just for ordained ministers, but for all people" said Carpenter.

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