Tag: Same Sex Relationship

Church of Scotland – Same-Sex Relationships and Ministry

The Church of Scotland (Presbyterian – not to be confused with the Scottish Episcopal Church) has released the report of its Theological Commission on Same-Sex Relationships and Ministry. You can download a copy here. The report (which is extensive) offers

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Celibate Civil Partnerships

Over the past week I’ve been pondering whether it’s useful trying to distinguish between two different kinds of same-sex “relationship” in relation to the on-going dialogue (debate? argument? all-out war?) in the Church of England over clergy and Civil Partnerships.

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Happy, Clappy, Not very Savvy

A piece by Jerome Taylor in the Independent today makes one of the usual mistakes when discussing homosexuality and the Church, namely to think that if a person does one thing right that means that everything in their life must

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The Regenerus “Gay Parenting” Study

I’m starting to get into the habit of leaving big blogging subjects alone for a week or so, partly so I can reflect on what I want to write and partly just because I don’t have the time these days

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Jerome Taylor on the Jeffrey John Story

An interesting piece in today’s Independent which includes a story that lots of us knew about but no-one had published till today. The Church long ago decided there was essentially nothing to stop a gay man who lived a life

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What the Kirk Did (and Didn’t) Decide

You may have seen the news reports in the papers on the decisions made yesterday at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian). Take, for example, this story in the Guardian. Scotland‘s largest protestant church has voted to

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