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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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Kirk votes to support gay clergy ordination


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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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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Further resignation from Church of Scotland over gay ordination

Church of Scotland

A Church of Scotland minister resigned his position to join congregation members who oppose the ordination of openly gay clergy, reported the Scotsman. Philip Hair, Minister of Holyrood Abbey Church, said that he would be leaving having been called by Holyrood Evangelical Church to become their first minister. Hair told the Scotsman: “It has been a honour and pleasure to ...

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