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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The move would allow openly gay clergy in the Church of Scotland, but conservative parishes that don't agree would be allowed to opt out.


  1. I dont know this reporter but he has certainly reported the facts of this decision inaccurately. The Kirk voted to retain its traditional view on homosexuality. What it has done is to allow liberal minded congreagations to opt out from this position if they wish to appoint a gay minister.
    This will not become official next year as stated by your reporter. Because it was a last minute amendment it will have to be properly drafted and brought before next years general assembly for ratification, it will then be sent to the parishes for endorsement. Only after this process is successfully completed can it become law at the 2015 general assembly