Mizoram church threatens to excommunicate homosexuals
Sunday, 14th March 2010
While the Indian state has remarkably softened its stand on gays, the church in Mizoram has kicked off a controversy by threatening to act against homosexuality.
On Saturday, the Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM) said it would take ''strong punitive action'', including excommunication, against homosexuals in the flock.
The highest assembly of the BCM, the second most powerful Church body in Mizoram after the Presbyterian Church, has effectively ruled that homosexuality should be outlawed, Church leaders said here. Over 900 Baptist Church leaders attended the meeting held at BCM Bazaar Church at Lawngtlai in south Mizoram, about 300 km from Aizwal.
Publication : Times of India