‘Church of Scotland’ Backs Homosexual Unions

(The Christian Institute) The Church of Scotland has taken steps to allow its ministers to perform same-sex “weddings,” after debating a report in its General Assembly.

The report, put forward by the influential Theological Forum, acknowledged that the Bible condemns same-sex acts, but claimed Scripture was framed by cultural context.

Marriage was redefined in Scotland in 2014, but individual churches are not required to participate in same-sex ceremonies.

Prof. Iain Torrance, convener of the Theological Forum. said everyone in the Assembly was on “a spectrum of interpretation”, and suggested there was no theological reason not to allow ministers to conduct same-sex weddings.

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