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Church of Scotland takes step to allow gay clergy
AP ^ | 5/20/2013 | SYLVIA HUI

Posted on 05/20/2013 4:20:30 PM PDT by markomalley

Senior members of the Church of Scotland voted Monday to let some congregations choose ministers who are in same-sex relationships — an important compromise that must still pass further hurdles before it can become church law.

The church's General Assembly backed a motion affirming a traditional conservative view on homosexuality, but permitted liberal congregations to ordain openly gay men or women if they wish.

The assembly's vote would require the approval of next year's General Assembly as well as votes by the church's regional presbyteries to become law. The process is complicated, and is expected to take at least two years.

Monday's decision came after a lengthy debate on the issue, which has divided the church of about 400,000 members for years. Two congregations have split from the church over the issue.

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TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: antichristian; duplicate; europeanchristians; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; notchristian; religiousleft
For my reformed brethren, sorry to hear that. I'm sure John Knox is rolling in his grave.
1 posted on 05/20/2013 4:20:30 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Scotland still has a church? I imagine they’ll fix that right after they secede from the UK and go communist next year.


2 posted on 05/20/2013 4:22:53 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: markomalley

What could go wrong?


3 posted on 05/20/2013 4:24:48 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: markomalley

They must be somewhat like the Episcopal church in the USSA.
It has become the gayest church in America, with homos flocking to it, as well as becoming priest.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 4:27:59 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: markomalley

Forget John Knox. The Lord Jesus got to be steaming about this. Anyhow, it would be great if clergy were gay in the original sense, before homosexuals hijacked the word.


5 posted on 05/20/2013 4:28:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: markomalley

Perhaps they are unaware of how this worked for the Catholic Church.


6 posted on 05/20/2013 4:37:08 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: markomalley

For God’s sake, hide the kids!


7 posted on 05/20/2013 4:42:41 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: markomalley
Scotland
8 posted on 05/20/2013 5:00:47 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: deweyfrank
For God’s sake, hide the kids!

Don't worry. The Muzzies will take care of this shortly.

9 posted on 05/20/2013 5:17:20 PM PDT by Digger
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To: MeganC

I figured they would skip the Communist phase and go straight to a Caliphate.


10 posted on 05/20/2013 5:18:01 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: markomalley

Is finding straight clergy really that tough in Scotland that they need to have sexual deviants do the job now?


11 posted on 05/20/2013 5:53:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Just wait, sheep clergy can’t be far off.


12 posted on 05/20/2013 5:55:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Neoliberalnot

The Catholic Church has NEVER ALLOWED AVOWED HOMOSEXUALS in the clergy. Has their been many who have lied like hell and said they had no strong homosexual tendencies and could remain celibate. Of course. They lied and should be kicked out of the priesthood if caught engaging in these perverted sex acts. There is no room for homosexuals in any clergy. They can not control their sexual and the vast majority prey on young teenage boys. They are morally corrupt.


13 posted on 05/20/2013 6:26:35 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: markomalley
For my reformed brethren, sorry to hear that. I'm sure John Knox is rolling in his grave.

True. He was not homosexual and didn't permit it, at least publicly, from what I understand. The Church of Scotland has come a long way, baby.

14 posted on 05/20/2013 7:24:32 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: NKP_Vet

“They can not control their sexual and the vast majority prey on young teenage boys.”

Are you saying homosexuals don’t have free will like the rest of us? How is that compatible with homosexuality being a choice?


15 posted on 05/20/2013 9:14:47 PM PDT by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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To: markomalley; ReformationFan

indeed, I visited scotland quite often when I lived in the UK and it is if anything more godless and socialistic (nay communist) than England


16 posted on 05/21/2013 1:54:15 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: AlexW

Are they really “flocking”? Because I see ECUSA’s membership numbers in a steady drop down...


17 posted on 05/21/2013 1:54:57 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Cronos

“Are they really “flocking”? Because I see ECUSA’s membership numbers in a steady drop down.”
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It is the perverts that are flocking to the ECUSA.
Of course the normal Christian Episcopalians are fleeing to the Lutheran and other denominations.
Since I left the USSA, I have had exposure only to the
RC church from central Europe to the Philippines.
My child was baptized in the RC church here.


18 posted on 05/21/2013 2:07:21 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: NKP_Vet

True. Closeted homosexuals invaded the priesthood. I didn’t mean to imply this perversion was known and accepted, but clearly, it occurred, just as it does in every organization that has a high population of normal young males. This is what male homosexuals seek on every front they access. They are in our schools now, offering their deviance to kids as young as 6 years of age on up. These perverts should be monitored, not married, and never should they be allowed to be alone with kids.


19 posted on 05/21/2013 8:32:50 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: markomalley

I think Knox is actually praising God in Heaven right now but I agree with the point you’re making. This current “church”’s connection to Knox is in name only.


20 posted on 05/21/2013 6:12:23 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Cronos

And its average church has a steady attendance of I guess say 10? This latest move will help drive it down to 5.


21 posted on 05/21/2013 6:14:04 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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