Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Scotland: Church Says Yes (But No)

For much of yesterday evening BBC News was leading with two different gay stories - almost certainly a first.
After leading with all that palaver over the Marriage Bill, came the Church of Scotland's General Assembly voting to allow "actively" (tee hee-hee etc etc) gay men and women to become ministers.
Err, except they didn't.
I've read several reports of what they've actually done, and the person who explained it most clearly was a spokesbot for their more bigoted rivals, the Free Church of Scotland, who told STV;

"The winning motion says that it affirms the historic doctrine of the Church, which is of course opposed to the ordination of ministers in same-sex relationships.
"Yet at the same time the motion permits congregations to call ministers in same-sex relationships. The whole thing is totally confusing.
"We don't understand what's going on in the Church of Scotland, and suspect the vast majority of the Scottish public don't have a Scooby either."

Confused, confusing, hypocritical, nonsensical, antediluvian, and more barking than Lothian Dogs Home - but would you expect anything less from a bunch of Christians? 

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