Click play below to listen to a superb response to Saturday night’s news from the Kirk’s General Assembly by Dr W J U Philip of St George’s-Tron, Glasgow.[audio:https://www.peter-ould.net/wp-content/uploads/090524am_assembly_statement.mp3]
Remember, the struggle in Edinburgh is not over yet. Tonight the Kirk debates the following Overture. It’s one last chance for Saturday night’s decision to not be the final word on this matter.
ANENT MINISTERIAL CONDUCT
From the Presbytery of Lochcarron-Skye
1. the Churchâ€™s historic understanding of the Biblical teaching on homosexual practice has been questioned in recent years.
2. a lengthy period of reflection has elapsed without a resolution of the issue.
3. it is undesirable that the courts of the church should be asked to judge on individual cases in advance of any such resolution.
It is humbly overtured by the Reverend the Presbytery of Lochcarron-Skye to the Venerable the General Assembly to receive the Overture set out below,
â€œThat this Church shall not accept for training, ordain, admit, re-admit, induct or introduce to any ministry of the Church anyone involved in a sexual relationship outside of faithful marriage between a man and a womanâ€.