Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot
Thursday, 23 February 2006
Church of Scotland may sanction gay 'marriage' blessings
Coinciding with the first civil partnership agreement involving an MSP (Margaret Smith, MSP for Edinburgh West is to 'wed' Suzanne Main next month), it seems that the Church of Scotland (CofS) is considering sanctioning gay 'marriage' blessings; if this is approved at the General Assembly in May the CofS will become the first major Christian denomination in the UK to take this step. Its Legal Questions Committee is reportedly recommending that "ministers who conduct services to mark civil partnerships should not face discipline".