Tuesday, 24 May 2011

An Atheist view on C of S Vote on same sex relationships and ministry

Church Votes For More Dialogue

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.

An atheist (brought up C of S) today opined, "I don't believe in God or the Church, but I have more respect for a religion that sticks to it's principles rather than bending to the social norms of the day. If Paul said all that stuff in the Bible you can't just take the bits you like and ignore the rest.

An evangelical I know is somewhat irked, but not surprised at these developments.

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