Posted By Staff Reporter
Bulolo MP and Minister for National Planning and Monitoring Sam Basil, has announced a plan to revive the Lutheran League of Members of Parliament soon.
The Lutheran League of MPs is where after every general election, Lutheran MPs identify themselves and elect a chairman to create a link back to the church for its general thoughts and views on issues.
Minister Basil said in that case, issues such as same sex marriage, death penalty and the legalisation of prostitution, amongst others, will need views from the church on its provision into the country’s law.
“It’s a very important entity that’s lacking and we hope that we can now partner with church and revive the Lutheran league of MPs in parliament,” Mr Basil said.
He said the Lutheran league was previously active and operating however, it has gone quiet but they hope to revive it and this time work in partnership with the church.
“When it was active and operating, we discussed the hot issues, same sex marriage, death penalty and legalisation of prostitution and those issues are very hard for us members to reflect our thoughts on the floor as we should be in collaboration with the church,”
“We should be reflecting the general thoughts of the church through such conferences that can be reflected through members of the league on the floor of Parliament,” Basil added.
Meanwhile, he said this is in line with the government’s commitment to strengthen the churches and government partnership.
He said with that, his department (National Planning) is ready to support the two entities in holding hands and working forward.
Source: Post Courier, January 21, 2020
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