27th November 2014
Senior Tory claims gay clergy will ‘weaken’ Church of Scotland 6
5:57 PM — A senior Tory MSP has claimed allowing congregations the discretion to appoint ministers in same-sex relationships “ultimately” weakens the Church of Scotland.
2nd September 2014
Church of Scotland faces staffing crisis as ministers quit over gay clergy 19
12:20 PM — The Church of Scotland has lost a further two ministers in an ongoing row over gay clergy.
30th June 2014
US: Moravian Church gives rites to gay clergy and same-sex unions
11:51 AM — The Moravian Church in North American approved same-sex clergy and the religious rite to bless same-sex unions in a 181-62 vote of the Synod.
3rd June 2014
BNP furious after Church of England bans clergy from having party membership 59
3:59 PM — The BNP has accused the Church of England of abandoning biblical teachings by accepting gay clergy – in response to a clerical ban on belonging to the BNP.
11th May 2014
New Zealand church: General Synod have had long enough to discuss same-sex marriage
4:04 PM — A New Zealand church has urged for a decision to be made about the Anglican approach to same-sex marriage in the country.
27th April 2014
UK: African bishops ‘deeply troubled’ by lack of action over gay clergy marrying 22
12:22 PM — A group of African bishops have said they are 'deeply troubled' by the lack of action against clergy flouting the ban on same-sex marriage.
9th December 2013
Congregation votes to leave Church of Scotland over allowing gay ministers 8
7:02 PM — More than 230 members of one of the Church of Scotland's biggest congregations on the Western Isles have supported leaving the Kirk over a proposal that would allow gay men and women to become ministers.
Times claims Church of England ‘on the brink of appointing its first openly gay bishop’ 27
11:13 AM — The Church of England is on the brink of appointing its first openly gay bishop, according to The Times.
3rd October 2013
Two Church of Scotland ministers resign over decision to allow gay clergy 23
7:05 PM — Two Church of Scotland ministers have decided to leave the Church over its decision to allow gay ministers to be ordained.
20th September 2013
Catholic League President: Abusive priests aren’t paedophiles, they’re just gay 73
6:42 PM — The president of US civil rights organisation the Catholic League has said that priests who molest children are not paedophiles, but simply gay.
23rd July 2013
Archbishop of Kenya warns Justin Welby against supporting civil partnerships 34
1:28 PM — The Archbishop of Kenya has criticised the Archbishops of Canterbury and York because he feels they are softening their position on same-sex civil partnerships.
24th June 2013
Church of Scotland’s first openly gay minister enters into civil partnership 3
3:07 PM — The Church of Scotland’s first openly gay minister has entered into a civil partnership.
19th June 2013
More congregations leave Church of Scotland in row about ministers in same-sex relationships 8
3:07 PM — Members of one of the Church of Scotland's biggest congregations on the Western Isles have voted to leave the Kirk over the issue of ordaining gay ministers in active same-sex relationships.
14th June 2013
Church of England to ask gay clergy about their sex life as part of bishop selection process 34
7:20 PM — Candidates being considered to become Anglican bishops will reportedly be asked about their sex life in the wake of last December’s vote by the House of Bishops to allow priests in same-sex unions to be considered for the post of bishop – providing they claim to be celibate.
30th May 2013
Scotland: Highland congregations threaten to leave Church of Scotland over gay ministers 12
5:06 PM — Two congregations in the Scottish Outer Hebrides have threatened to leave the Church of Scotland over the ordination of gay ministers.
20th May 2013
Church of Scotland votes to allow ordaining ministers in same-sex relationships 13
6:57 PM — The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has passed a motion to allow the ordination and appointment of ministers in same-sex relationships.
Church of Scotland set to debate ordination of gay clergy 3
10:49 AM — The Church of Scotland is due to debate today whether it will continue to allow the ordination of lesbian and gay ministers. Around 850 ministers will take part in the annual General Assembly in Edinburgh this week.
13th May 2013
Church of Scotland moderator ‘terrified’ ahead of vote on gay clergy 11
2:04 PM — The Moderator of the Church of Scotland has revealed that she is "terrified" of an upcoming debate on the ordination of gay clergy, which has the potential to cause the largest schism within the church since the 19th century.
22nd April 2013
Church of Scotland faces renewed internal division on gay ministers in sexual relationships 5
12:20 PM — It is claimed up to 50 congregations may leave the Church of Scotland if the General Assembly votes next month to allow the ordination of ministers who are in same-sex sexual relationships.
16th April 2013
Church of Scotland to debate ordaining gay ministers 12
5:37 PM — The governing body of the Church of Scotland is to debate the issue of gay ministers.