Cross atop Chinese Southern Baptist Church (also known as Chinese Baptist Church), International District, Seattle, Washington, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (ID #86002094). Via Wikimedia Commons.

A Canadian church has hosted an assisted suicide ceremony for one of its members..

The Churchill Park United Church of Winnipeg held what it described as a “Crossing Over Ceremony” in which an 86 year old, Betty Sanguin, ended her life through an assisted suicide in the church sanctuary.

Minister of Churchill Park, Rev. Dawn Rolke, said that it “seemed appropriate” to hold the ceremony in the sanctuary, as churches are often “host and home to all the raggedness of our lives and to some of our significant life rituals: baptism, marriage, ordination, funeral or memorial services”.

“For us, it was perfectly natural to hold this service for Betty in our sanctuary because death is a natural part of life and Betty had lived a good part of her adulthood in this faith community”.

Read more at Life News.

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Gary
2 months ago

I do not believe that any suicide is biblical. And I especially believe that those who assist in the suicide have committed murder according to God’s word. Now I realize that a lot of people have committed suicide who were mentally incapable of knowing what they were doing. But to knowingly kill yourself (with the help of others) is simply wrong. When someone kills themselves, how can they ask God for forgiveness? They can’t. And how can someone willingly kill someone else and then say “God, please forgive me for killing this person.” This is sinful and against the will of God.

Scotty
Scotty
2 months ago

God creates life, God should decide when it ends.

Nine Island Girl
2 months ago
Reply to  Scotty

Absolutely true!

Jim D
Jim D
2 months ago

I firmly believe this church and it’s leadership will face some questions at the thrown of Jesus.

Charlie Scott
Charlie Scott
2 months ago

Jesus came to give us life, not death, so I’d be very cautious about what I allowed in my Church. All satan needs is a foothold. And that church just gave him 1

Stephanie Wilson
Stephanie Wilson
2 months ago

Really sick! What kind of church is this??