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New anti-gay Church of Scotland group formed

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A new group opposed to gay ordination in the Church of Scotland has been formed on Thursday. The group, which is named Covenant Fellowship, is pressing for what it deems to be a more “Biblical”, traditionalist stance. This follows a majority of the Kirk’s presbyteries voting to support an “overture” granting greater acceptance of gay and lesbian ministers within the Church of ...

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Kirk votes to support gay clergy ordination

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The Church of Scotland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal to allow local congregations to choose a minister who is gay and in a civil partnership. The Church’s 46 Scottish presbyteries have been consulted on the matter and have spent the last few months voting on the compromise position put forward by the General Assembly in May. 32 ...

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Edinburgh church confirms support for LGBTI inclusivity

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An Edinburgh congregation has “come out” in support of LGBTI inclusivity. Greyfriars Kirk, situated in Edinburgh’s Old Town, has confirmed it wishes to become an “affirming congregation” within the Church of Scotland. Affirmation Scotland, an organisation within the Church aiming to “affirm the place of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians in The Church of Scotland and the Churches in ...

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Anti-gay minister named Free Church Moderator

David Robertson, one of Scotland's most outspoken anti-LGBTI rights minister and Christian commentator has been named the next Moderator of the Free Church

David Robertson, one of Scotland’s most outspoken anti-LGBTI rights minister and Christian commentator has been named the next Moderator of the Free Church. Rev David Robertson, minister of Dundee St Peter’s Free Church and director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, was named Moderator on Thursday and will take up the role at next May’s General Assembly. 52-year-old Robertson ...

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Affirmation Scotland – seeking to create a more inclusive church

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The Rev Lindsay Biddle is a character more colourful than the rainbow flag. A  writer of hymns, blogs and novels, and a Presbyterian minister, Lindsay has experienced first-hand the humanity-diminishing effects of segregation while growing up in the Southern United States. Now ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA) – which has recently declared its support for same-sex marriage – Lindsay ...

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