52 articles found
21 April 2011
Thousands could leave Church of Scotland over gay clergy
A substantial number of members could leave the Church of Scotland if gay clergy are permitted, a report says.
24 May 2010
Church of Scotland condemns imprisonment of Malawian gay couple
Reverend Ian Galloway, convener of the Kirk's Church and Society Council, has condemned the jailing of a Malawian gay couple as "unjust".
21 May 2010
Gay minister Scott Rennie boosts church attendance
The openly gay minister of a Scottish church has seen his congregation grow since joining the church.
18 May 2010
Entire congregation quits over appointment of gay Scottish minister
A Church of Scotland congregation in the Bahamas has quit the church in protest over the ordination of gay ministers.
26 April 2010
Church of Scotland could ban ministers who have sex outside marriage
The Church of Scotland could consider banning ministers who have sex outside of a marriage as a way to deal with the issue of gay ministers.
22 April 2010
Church of Scotland holds secret ballot over gay ministers
The Church of Scotland has held a secret ballot of ministers and elders on whether it should allow gays and lesbians to be ordained.
25 March 2010
Gay minister Scott Rennie given city honour
The Rev Scott Rennie has been given honoured with a ceremonial role in his home city of Aberdeen.
18 November 2009
Scottish presbytery ‘broke gay moratorium’ by accepting gay man for training
A Church of Scotland court has upheld a complaint that a presbytery broke the moratorium on gay clergy by nominating a gay man for training as a minister.
6 November 2009
Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir wins Stonewall Bigot of the Year award
Jan Moir, the Daily Mail columnist whose column on the death of gay Boyzone singer Stephen Gately provoked widespread anger, won the Stonewall Bigot of the Year Awards last night jointly with Father John Owen, the priest who said most paedophiles were gay.
17 September 2009
Scottish would-be gay minister withdraws candidacy
An openly gay man who was nominated to train as a Church of Scotland minister has withdrawn his candidacy.
8 September 2009
Church of Scotland selects gay man to train as minister
A Church of Scotland presbytery has nominated an openly gay man to begin training as a minister.
3 September 2009
Nominees for Stonewall Hero and Bigot of the Year announced
The date for the fourth Stonewall Awards has been announced - along with the contenders for Bigot of the Year.
14 August 2009
Scottish minister quits Kirk over gay ordination
A Church of Scotland minister has quit both his post and the Kirk over the ordination of an openly gay man.
30 June 2009
Gay minister receives standing ovation at last service
Scott Rennie, the gay minister whose appointment almost caused a schism in the Church of Scotland, enjoyed a standing ovation at his last service at Brechin Cathedral.
27 May 2009
Desmond Tutu supports gay clergy
Archbishop Desmond Tutu received a standing ovation when he spoke out in support of gay clergy at the Church of Scotland General Assembly yesterday.
27 May 2009
Gay minister faces new challenge in ‘disrepute’ allegation
Openly gay minister Scott Rennie, whose appointment threatened to split the Church of Scotland, is facing a new challenge after it was claimed his congregation had not known he was gay.
26 May 2009
Two-year moratorium on gay ordinations in Scotland
The Church of Scotland has imposed a two-year ban on new ordinations of gay ministers.
25 May 2009
Church of Scotland to establish commission to examine gay clergy issue
Just days after the Church of Scotland's General Assembly voted to approve the ordination of an openly gay minister, it has decided to avoid a potentially damaging debate on the issue of gay clergy.
24 May 2009
Church of Scotland approves appointment of openly gay minister
The Church of Scotland General Assembly last night voted to approve the ordination of openly gay minister Scott Rennie.
22 May 2009
Evangelical groups call on Church of Scotland to back gay minister
Ten Evangelical groups have urged the Church of Scotland to back the ordination of openly gay Reverend Scott Rennie.