In advance of the debate on resolution A051-R2 regarding potential changes to the marriage canon which will be debated at General Synod in July 2019, two Anglican Journal writers, "spoke with six Anglicans -- three in favour of the resolution and three opposed to it -- to ask them: How does your view of marriage fit in with your faith ? And what does this vote mean to you ? One final note: You may notice that the voices of Indigenous Anglicans are not included in this article. For more on this, see National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald's column (p. 5)". Each of the six comments indexed separately. Column by Bishop Mark MacDonald -- with title "On the marriage canon" -- also indexed separately.
"Mark Fowke. Worships at St. James Anglican Church, Kemptville, Ont. I have a very traditional view of marriage. I believe that Biblical marriage is one man, one woman for life. I really firmly believe that. My entire life of faith is searching for truth, and so if I'm looking for truth in my own conscience, I must follow God's plan for every aspect of my life". "The vote in one way means a lot to me, and in another way, not very much. I don't perceive that there's been a fair dialogue, and unfortunately, it's my conservative side that's been shut up and told we're intolerant. I don't believe that we are at all". "Things have been set up for there to be a win-lose situation, and, unfortunately, nobody will win. I just concentrate on what I can do in my local church".