Friday , 26 April 2019

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Should we “think Church” before we vote?

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“Think ‘church’ before you vote – and punish candidates who believe in marriage equality (i.e. don’t believe in the ‘sanctity of marriage’”). That’s the view of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Paisley, Rt Rev John Keenan, who was one of the authors of a “pastoral letter” read in every Scottish Catholic church last Sunday. The faithful were told that “life, ...

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Pro-equality bishop to visit Scotland

The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson has been a consistent advocate for LGBTI rights

An outspoken and controverial bishop will be visiting Scotland on Saturday. The Right Revd Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, has been a vocal supporter of marriage equality and LGBTI rights more generally.  He is due to deliver a lecture at St John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh, on the subject of Christian Ethics. Last year, he told Pink News that “allowing ...

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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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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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