Every Church of Scotland congregation on Lewis, the largest island in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, is opposing moves to allow practising gay clergy being ordained as ministers.
Lewis Presbytery, the body representing Church of Scotland congregations on the island, is already opposed to same-sex marriage because it is against biblical teaching.
The Church of Scotland is considering whether or not to reverse its traditional stance against appointing homosexual ministers.
Elders and ministers, who represent their congregations at the presbytery, voted unanimously against proposals to appoint practising gay ministers.
Lewis Presbytery is concerned that the proposals may lead to biblical views being excluded from the church.
A spokesman for the presbytery also warned that the move risks causing “further disunity” within the denomination.
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