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Church of Scotland to have meeting over gay clergy row

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  1. I didn’t realise the Bible was so specific about what God would and wouldn’t be happy about! Good thing these gentle souls are there to show us the true Christian approach….

  2. On the Other Hand 14 Mar 2013, 5:18pm

    “the bible is very clear that same-sex ordination in the ministry is something that God would not be happy with”

    That’s a very revolutionary statement. Ordination has been entirely same sex (i.e. male) for most of the last 1700 years.

    Somehow I think this is not what he meant to say. ;)

    1. Good point. He probably got confused because Christians often don’t like to say “gay”

      1. He got confused because he’s a Christian..

  3. Guglielmo Marinaro 14 Mar 2013, 5:28pm

    The Bible never mentions anything about “same-sex ordination in the ministry”. Whatever, the congregation at Queen’s Cross Church are apparently perfectly happy with their gay minister. That’s no skin off the Revd Mr Smart’s nose, but if it annoys him and his congregation so much that they want to take their ball home, that’s their problem, surely.

  4. ChrisMorley 14 Mar 2013, 5:41pm

    We don’t know the purpose of the Church of Scotland meeting.

    The Church of Scotland might expel the vicar and congregation of anti-gay bigots. It’s happy to have a gay vicar in another Aberdeen parish.

  5. Keith Francis Farrell 14 Mar 2013, 6:13pm

    Another church another honphobe. one would think having imaginary friends is somethng you grow out off, but they call this imaginary friend God, follow a book writern by man, one which conbtains idol worship, tell you how good this god is, that he loves you like one of his children, then tell youhat this imaganary friend God, will cast you into hell, because you love someone, that is sick. No one has proved to me that god exists. we are told we must believe, and have faith. Then these groups go around preaching hate. This is all a money making scam. think for yourself. The fools following this man are paying 10% of their income to him to run a church for them. fools are easily lead

  6. And the hotel concerned dumped the lot of them for what they are – bigots.

  7. He’s clearly someone who hasn’t read the bible. Or he’s a bigot who cherry picks things that are not even in the bible to justify his hatred.

    Why does he not have a problem with the other billion idiotic ramblings in Leviticus that the church does not adhere to.

  8. What’s there to discuss? Probably money they own the Church of Scotland.

  9. The horse’s mouth, folks. God is happy or unhappy with things. In short, he’s an anthropomorphic projection of all their fears an fancies. Infantile and pathetic. Let’s leave them to their puerile games.

  10. Oh dear, it can be assumed from what Rev. Smart said that he’s not very smart at all. His congregation must be blind to follow such an unintelligent man.

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