Wednesday , 12 December 2018

Tag Archives: Free Church of Scotland

Senior churchman hits out at “transgender, non-gender specific world”

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

  A senior churchman has criticised what he calls today’s “transgender, non gender specific world”. In his “end of term report” the Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, Rev David Robertson, hit out at women’s sport and suggested that the “madness of the modern world” means that failing male sportspeople would simply “do a Bruce” and instead compete as ...

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Church gay clergy vote “not equality”

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In the last couple of days a great deal has been made of the Church of Scotland’s decision to allow people in civil partnerships to serve as deacons and ministers. This follows the appointment of the Rev Scott Rennie to Queens Cross Church in Aberdeen six years ago, and the recent vote of the Church’s 45 presbyteries to approve the ...

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Church leader calls for gay equality workers to be vetted

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

The moderator-elect of the Free Church of Scotland has called for LGBTI equality workers in schools to be vetted in the same way as chaplains. Commenting in The Herald, Rev David Robertson, the minister of St. Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, suggested groups such as Stonewall should be subjected to the same rigorous checks as chaplaincy staff. His comments follow ...

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Free Church attempts to woo anti-gay worshippers

The Free Church of Scotland said it would welcome worshippers who wish to leave with the Church of Scotland over its vote to allow congregations to appoint gay ministers. It further accused the Church of Scotland of “trampling over the Bible” over the vote and questioned “what exactly holds the Church of Scotland together?” A Free Church of Scotland spokesman ...

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Church RSHPE opt-out proposal criticised

The Scottish Government will be publishing its new guidelines on Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education (RSHPE) for young people in Scottish schools within the next few days. The Scottish Government describes RSHPE as “an integral part of the health and wellbeing area of the schools curriculum in Scotland”, which aims to ensure that “children and young people gain knowledge ...

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Rev David Robertson, my views on LGBTI rights

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Rev David Robertson, recently nominated Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, who for the first time writes to a LGBTI publication,  tells KaleidoScot his views on LGBTI Rights, and says he is not anti-gay. Robertson is the minister of Dundee St Peter’s Free Church and director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, he will take up at the ...

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