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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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Tory MSP: Ordaining gay minsters to “weaken” Church of Scotland

Alex Johnstone MSP

Alex Johnstone MSP has claimed giving congregations the discretion to appoint gay ministers would “ultimately weaken” the Church of Scotland, reported Press and Journal. Members of the Church of Scotland and equality campaigners have criticised the MSP, saying that as a politician he must not try and interfere with Church matters and try to influence the vote. Johnstone, who is ...

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Lewis presbytery votes against gay ordination

Lewis Presbytery Clerk John Cunningham

The presbytery of Lewis has voted against plans to allow appointments of ministers in same-sex civil partnerships in the Church of Scotland, on Wendesday. The deadline for the 46 presbyteries to announce their decision is in December this year. The Kirk’s General Assembly voted last May for a proposal that would allow gay men and women to become ministers, if ...

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