Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Church of Scotland decides not to decide on gay issue

A LONG-awaited Church of Scotland report on the Kirk's attitude towards gay relationships has been criticised for lacking any clear moral stance or guidance on the issue.

The report on human sexuality, entitled A Challenge to Unity, which addresses the various viewpoints on homosexuality within the Church, has been awaited for ten years - and has been two years in the writing.

Published yesterday by the Mission and Discipleship Council, it has already split opinion, with conservative evangelicals describing it as "anodyne", while the liberal wing of the Kirk welcomed it as making a positive contribution to the debate. Read more

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