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Church of Scotland moderator ‘terrified’ ahead of vote on gay clergy

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  1. “We cannot cherry pick the Bible to suit ourselves. ”

    Stoned anyone to death lately?

    1. beelzeebub 13 May 2013, 2:59pm

      Or what about:

      1 Timothy 2:12 – Suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man.

      That being the case “MISS” Reverend Lorna Hood you already have cherry picked to suit yourself.

      1. casperthegood 13 May 2013, 6:01pm

        That crossed my mind when she got the job in the first place

      2. ChrisMorley 13 May 2013, 6:01pm

        It was Reverend Bruce Dempsey, the head of two congregations in Coupar Angus, who talked about “cherry picking” the Bible:
        He added: “We cannot cherry pick the Bible to suit ourselves.”

        Please don’t be so sneering and sexist [= "MISS"] about the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, the Reverend Lorna Hood.
        She’s doing something to help equality by booking some professional mediators to try to keep the anti-equality evangelicals calm.

        1. I am merely pointing out that the bible specifically states that passage and they have “CHOSEN” to ignore it.

          Ergo: Cherry picking bible passages.

          No criticism of Miss Hood intended.

  2. Personally, I hope they schism themselves out of existance. Then, we can all just gert along without anyone moralising and pretending to know what ‘god’ wants. Surely if ‘he’ is the Almighty, he’d find a way of telling us himself ….?

  3. Marcwebbo3 13 May 2013, 4:57pm

    They do cherry pick the bible….they do it all the bloody time….that vile book says nothing about a gay person becoming a priest etc but it does a woman….TWICE….and its forbidden but thats conveniently forgotten about by the supporters including Welby….hope they are split so much as to disappear….wishful thinking

  4. jamestoronto 13 May 2013, 5:38pm

    “The moderator of the Church of Scotland has revealed that she is “terrified” of an upcoming debate on the ordination of gay ministers…”

    Terrified — now she has an inkling into how, over the centuries, thousands upon thousands of gay people felt as they were being led away to the gallows or burning stakes to “pay” for what ALL the churches called “sin.” At least if you lose, you will still be around to talk about it.

    Cherry-picking? Spare us this stupid comment, please. Our opponents have cherry-picked their book for centuries to suit their own bigotry and hatred. Not a nice feeling is it?

  5. Big deal – we’ll allow you to be gay providing you abstain from being gay…

    I hope they split into a million pieces !

  6. “We cannot cherry pick the Bible to suit ourselves. ” Pious, platitudinous hypocrisy.
    As others have noted, they actually do a pretty good job among the cherry trees, including not turning a hair any more at women in positions of authority. I have also not met any who have sold all their goods to benefit the poor or who condemn the lending of money at interest. They live in a carefully edited echo-chamber which enables them to believe their own bilge. I suggest we just leave them there.

  7. David Coleman 14 May 2013, 7:30pm

    By the way, for those who do bother to read the Bible, Jesus himself cherry-picked when he wanted to, notably leaving out the revenge part of the fulfilment of the prophecy he read from in the local synagogue. This is where inspiration triumphs over the dead word-by word approach to the Bible: where fulfilment of the spirit matters more than defending to the death the letter. Oh, the result of Jesus’ cherry-picking? – they tried to throw him over a cliff.

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