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Scotland in the news


There’s a flurry of reports about the Scottish Episcopal Church. These relate to a statement by its College of Bishops that was published on 4 March. It was belatedly reported here on 16 March.

Yesterday, the first newspaper report was in the Herald and late last night the Scottish Press Association caught up.

Today we have all these:
BBC Scottish church backs gay priests and Can Anglican rift be resolved? (public comments invited) and Church risks censure over gay priests by Robert Pigott

The Times Scottish bishops back gay clergy and Timeline: gay clergy row and Ruth Gledhill on Analysis: Anglican disarray.

Telegraph Scottish church gives backing to gay priests

Press Association via the Independent Gays can be priests, say Scottish bishops (this is a fuller report than earlier versions by Jude Sheerin)

Reuters Scottish church backs gay priests

And here is the radio segment ( 7.5 minutes Real Audio required) from the BBC Today Programme in which

The Bishop of Aberdeen, Bruce Cameron, and the Rector of St Silas, Glasgow, Reverend David McCarthy, discuss homosexuals becoming priests.

Here also is an earlier radio report on the same programme by Robert Pigott (2 minutes)

Update
Here is a later Scottish Press Association report Scottish Stance on Gay Priests Divides Church

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Brian
15 years ago

The Scots join another small province, Japan (see http://nottoomuch.com/pivot/entry.php?id=235) in showing that small groups of caring and careful leaders can find sensible answers. God bless Scotland.

Tim
Tim
15 years ago

Well said Brian. Y’know, I’ve been “shopping around” for a church having moved from evangelical-CoE in southern England up to Perth. So far, the Episcopalians have seemed to be at least on the same axis that I’m used to, and I’m increasingly fond of their stance as it may be applied to homosexuals – see http://www.scotland.anglican.org/aboutus_general_believe.html, for example! Think about how best to show Christian love for one’s neighbour – including the fact that they may be of homosexual inclination – it isn’t by making them an issue, or even into a “them” – it isn’t by making the specific… Read more »

Antony
Antony
15 years ago

Tim, how many murderers do you know to have been ordained priests?

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