Comments: update on same-sex marriage in Scotland

This stuff is waay too late and of course, too little.

I was thinking, reading, reflecting, writing & living more creatively as a gay teen in the 1960s!

"Churches, what kept you !"

My issues now, as a gay person, are facing death or the death of my partner of forty years--the usual stuff retirees have to face. Maybe, you can bring out a report on this in another forty years' time.

Posted by Laurence Roberts at Tuesday, 23 April 2013 at 2:02pm BST

Fr. Kelvin Holdsworth; my prayers are for you and the congregation at St. Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow. May justice and love conquer the present ethos of discrimination in the Church.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Tuesday, 23 April 2013 at 11:17pm BST

I skimmed most of the report and found some glimmers of hope (mostly, hope that they'll update the language from civil partnership to marriage when the time comes)... But is it me or is there a rather false dichotomy inherent in the use and naming of two "positions" as "revisionist" and "traditionalist"?

Of the two, I'm inclined to agree that the "-ist" of "traditionalist" is the correct bit, in that it takes an effort of repetitious insistence to propagate traditionalism from one generation to the next (a polite way of saying that all they do is bang the same drum even louder); the implication that the other side of the argument is trying to revise an established truth is just nonsense unless someone can demonstrate me an external reason why the Church must be a bastion of the one true morality independent of society for all eternity (bearing in mind that we don't know the sexualities of either Jesus or Paul for starters).

Posted by Tim at Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 10:42am BST

Every time I read this sort of thing I just remember that the 'revisionist' work was done over half a century ago and that 'this is what the Bible says' no longer cuts any ice. Why can't they move on?

Mind you, I thought that the draft service of commendation, or what ever it is called, had possibilities.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 5:32pm BST
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