Sexuality

Trainee Catholic priests are ‘hooking up using gay dating app Grindr at Ireland’s top seminary’

Trainee Catholic priests have been meeting up using the gay dating app Grindr at Ireland’s top seminary, it has been claimed. Dublin’s archbishop Dr Diarmuid Martin said he was ‘somewhat unhappy’ about rumours that students at St Patrick’s College in Maynooth were using the app, which he claimed ‘fostered promiscuous sexuality’. The church leader will boycott […]

Kezia Dugdale

Four Scottish party leaders are now out as LGB, as Labour’s Kezia Dugdale comes out

Scottish Labour Party leader Kezia Dugdale has revealed that she has a female partner. Dugdale’s coming out in this interview with the Fabian Society, means four of Scotland’s political party leaders are now out as LGB [lesbian, gay, bisexual]. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, Scottish Green Party leader Patrick Harvie and UKIP Scotland leader David […]

Rev David Robertson

‘Gender-fluidity’: Free Kirk accuses Scots political elites of virtue-signalling, indoctrination and demonising opposition

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland has written to Nicola Sturgeon calling for a debate on ‘gender-fluidity’ after the First Minister announced that an SNP Government would ensure Scots could change their gender to something other than male or female. In his letter Rev David Robertson said that the […]

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland to give legal recognition to people who are neither male nor female

Scotland is set to become one of the first countries in Europe to give legal recognition to people who are neither male nor female. Nicola Sturgeon pledged to reform gender recognition law to “bring it into line with international best practice,” if the SNP returns to power after the May 5 election. The pledge signals […]

Rev David Robertson

How to be a Progressive, Affirming, Accepting, Welcoming … and BIBLICAL church

My church, St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, is a progressive, affirming, accepting, welcoming, biblical church, writes Rev David Robertson. We even have a rainbow as one of our symbols! In today’s Christian jargon that is to some people a sign that we are backslidden degenerates and to others that we are just exactly the […]

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Councillor branded ‘immature and embarrassing’ by Rev David Robertson over Caitlyn Jenner tweet

A formal complaint has been made to the SNP after a Dundee councillor was accused of mocking Christianity in an online spat. Senior SNP member Gregor Murray has been accused by the Rev David Robertson of using “hate speech” and “derogatory” language in a “deeply offensive” attack on the Free Church of Scotland. But the […]

Most Rev David Chillingworth

Scottish Episcopal Church passes initial vote in favour of same-sex marriage

The Scottish Episcopal Church is on the way to permitting same-sex marriage – after a preliminary vote on the measure passed the General Synod. Same-sex marriage became legal in Scotland in December last year – but the Church of Scotland, the Catholic Church and the Scottish Episcopal Church all currently remain opposed to equality. However, the […]

Most Rev David Chillingworth

Episcopalian Primus: Why our church is facing the challenge of same-sex marriage

Today the General Synod, the annual meeting, of the Scottish Episcopal Church considers whether we wish to make provision for same-sex marriage in our life, writes the Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Subject to conscience, our clergy would be able to conduct […]

Irish Presbyterians in Scottish gay ministers boycott

Irish Presbyterians in Scottish gay ministers boycott

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has delivered a resounding snub to its Scottish brethren by boycotting their Assembly in protest over a controversial gay clergy vote. The Scottish Church [sic] voted last month to allow people in same-sex civil partnerships to serve as ministers and deacons, a move that angered many leaders of Presbyterianism here. […]

One in eight new Scottish marriages are same-sex couples

Since same-sex marriage was introduced in Scotland, one in eight marriages have been between same-sex couples. There were 3,889 weddings in total between 31st December 2014 and 31st March 2015, with 462 involving same-sex couples. The number of new marriages rose by 9.6% on the first quarter of 2014 – 304 more. There were also 20 civil partnerships […]

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