Friday , 23 August 2019

Tag Archives: Scott Rennie

Aberdeen FC establish LGBT fans group


  Aberdeen FC have become the first Scottish football club to set up an official LGBT supporters’ group. The new group, which is known as Proud Dons, was launched yesterday by former club captain Russell Anderson and the Rev Scott Rennie, an Aberdeen supporter and the minister of the city’s Queen’s Cross Church. The initiative has come about as part ...

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“Traditionalist” minister suspended over financial allegations

St Columba's

  A senior “traditionalist” minister has been suspended by his church following the launch of a police investigation into alleged financial irregularities at his church. The Church of Scotland has confirmed that Rev Douglas Cranston, the minister of St Columba’s Church in Kilmacolm, has been suspended with immediate effect and that it has launched its own internal inquiry. In addition ...

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Church gay clergy vote “not equality”


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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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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Tarbert Church of Scotland split over gay ministers

Church of Scotland Tarbert

Almost half the congregation of the Church of Scotland in Tarbert on the isle of Harris has voted to leave over the church’s vote in favour of the ordination of gay ministers. Ninety-four members have decided to leave, while 131 voted to remain with the Church of Scotland, according to BBC Scotland. The Tarbert splinter group said it will now ...

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Two ministers quit Church of Scotland over gay ordination

Lochcarron Church of Scotland

Two ministers have quit the Church of Scotland, over the ordination of gay ministers, leaving the Western Highlands with only one full minister, reported STV, on Tuesday. Rev David Macleod, of the Lochcarron, Applecross and Torridon parish, and Rev Roddy MacRae, of Glenelg and Kintail, decided to leave over what they described as the church’s continuing “drift from the teachings ...

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Affirmation Scotland – seeking to create a more inclusive church


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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