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Scotland: Highland congregations threaten to leave Church of Scotland over gay ministers

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  1. Ok leave then bigots, no one cares!!!

  2. Scott Larsen 30 May 2013, 7:02pm

    There have ALWAYS been gay clergy! The church institution finally has gotten around to recognize what has always been there for centuries.

    Sounds like these Christians have spent too much time on the islands and need to come back to reality. In this case the mainland…

  3. Midnighter 30 May 2013, 7:09pm

    “If the word of God had the authority,”

    Absolutely right – if you had the authoritative word of your God, you’d know what to do. Since what you actually have is a bunch of materials written by man and collated in large part by one particular individual, it is a highly flawed and inconsistent document to put it politely.

    Ergo, you don’t have the answers now Iain, for the very same reason that the General Assembly doesn’t; the difference is that it is willing to seek those answers. How is that wrong?

  4. Bill Cameron 30 May 2013, 7:27pm

    This is not really “The Highlands”, the Outer Hebrides are perhaps better classified as the British “Bible Belt” ;) – “schism” seems to be a way of life for these religious folk so I am sure life will carry on if they follow through on their threat/promise. Moving on …

  5. You’d think an omnipotent god would be able to influence the decision if he had wanted to.

  6. And nothing of value was lost.

  7. Commander Thor 30 May 2013, 9:41pm

    I initially misread “congregation” as “segregation”, then read the article and realised it’s probably a typo anyway…

  8. Robert in S. Kensington 30 May 2013, 10:04pm

    Good, let them leave, fewer bigots to deal with. Attrition can be a very positive thing.

    If only we could get more Anglican bishops south of the border and follow Bishop Holtam of Salisbury’s example. I would love to see a mass exodus of them only to be replaced with supportive ones if we have to have a state cult at all. Let’s hope more of the laity north and south leave in droves too.

  9. as predicted… they spend far too much time thinking of the wrong testament, or plainly, nothing at all. to the hebridean folk, get a life, free yourselves of fable-book non-sense!

  10. Both of these congregations are probably tiny anyway.

    See ya!

  11. OK – the door is open, just bugger off. Why are you hanging around? It’s not just for a bit of attention for your egotistical and selective piety, is it? Perish the thought!

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