THE Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma says the issue of gay marriages is not a priority for the church at this stage.
However, it has not ruled out discussing the issue at a conference in the future.
The issue was raised at the Anglican Church synod in Nadi.
Speaking to The Fiji Times, Methodist Church deputy general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said only time would tell whether the issue became a prudent one for the church to discuss.
"The world is moving on and really only time will tell whether the issue becomes a priority for us to discuss at the conference," Mr Nawadra said.
"But for us Methodists, gay marriage will not be on the agenda at our upcoming church conference meetings."
Mr Nawadra said time restraints placed on the church conference meant some issues like marriage would not make the agenda of the conference.
"We do hope that the Anglican Church makes the right decision for them," Mr Nawadra added.
Meanwhile, the Anglican Church's decision to raise the issue of gay marriage in its church has been met with approval from local quarters.
Drodrolagi Movement co-ordinator Kris Prasad said the kind of respectful dialogue and debate shown by the Anglican Church was a crucial step to understanding the issues and concerns with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
The Drodrolagi Movement would also like to see the church use a human rights framework to consider such issues - as the principles of equality and non-discrimination are also Christian values and encompass the values of other religions.
However, other religious denominations in Fiji have taken a stand against gay marriages.
Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji president Dewan Maharaj said while he sympathised with the wishes of homosexuals to be married, Sanatanis did not believe in the idea.
"The purpose of marriage is to reproduce and to continue this world," Mr Maharaj said.
"I suppose it is up to homosexuals to live together, however, there is no need to call it a marriage."