A north-east minister has described a controversial presbytery decision to appoint a gay minister to a church as “heartbreaking”.
The Rev Louis Kinsey, of St Columba’s in Aberdeen, said he was dismayed when his presbytery colleagues backed a decision to instal the Rev Scott Rennie at the city’s Queen’s Cross Church by 60 votes to 24 on January 6.
The decision has sparked a major row which could result in the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly deciding if the 36-year-old’s “call” should be sustained.
Mr Kinsey, one of 12 Aberdeen Presbytery members who has signed a letter of appeal, said the decision had dismayed and upset evangelical members of the Church.
Writing on his personal blog, he said: “It is heartbreaking that a presbytery of the Church of Scotland would decide in such a way and ignore both the biblical emphasis on heterosexual marriage as well as the present, stated position of the Church of Scotland.”
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