The chairman of Samoa's Council of Churches, the Reverend Oka Fauolo, is supporting a call for the government to ban same sex marriage.
His support comes after a local evangelical church pastor, Viliamu Mafo'e, called on the government to ban gay marriages.
The Reverend Oka told the Samoa Observer newspaper that he is supporting the idea of drafting a law to prohibit the practice.
He said the Congregational Christian Church in Samoa has never discussed the issue because the church knows that God created a man and a woman.
But a supporter of same sex couples told the newspaper that there are far worse issues the church should give its attention to .
He said the church should look into why more and more people are hacking each other to death with machetes.
The supporter is also accusing the church of "hypocrisy".