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What did the Church of Scotland decide?

What did the Church of Scotland decide?

There was a lot of confusion in the news yesterday about what The Church of Scotland had decided about allowing gay and lesbian clergy in same-sex relationships to serve as ministers.

Thinking Anglicans has a round up of reports on the actions of The Church of Scotland (Presbyterians).


The Church of Scotland official press release states:

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted to continue dialogue on same-sex relationships and the ministry following the Special Commission report today.

After several hours of debate, commissioners voted by 351 to 294 to adopt deliverance 7B, which means a move towards the acceptance for training, induction and ordination of those in same-sex relationships for the ministry.

The Assembly also voted to allow ministers and deacons in same-sex relationships ordained before 2009 to be inducted into pastoral charges by 393 to 252.

The blog What’s in Kelvin’s Head discusses the meaning of votes.

The Scotsman opines that it is a decision that will not satisfy anyone.

Stewart Cutler details the decision process.

See Thinking Anglicans for more links.

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